India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including the hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, for engaging in "activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order".
Short-video apps vying to replace TikTok find a tough road ahead
Building the next TikTok will require top-notch engineering capability and a recommendation and personalization engine backed by millions of dollars for marketing, user, and creator acquisition. Retaining users, getting them to create a digital footprint and making them addicted to the app is crucial.
The committee, which is likely to meet on Wednesday, will conduct a detailed inquiry into the data-sharing practices of these apps, including top social media platforms TikTok, Helo and WeChat. Executives from apps such as TikTok, Bigo Live and Likee said they will cooperate with the government in the investigations and that they had begun the process.
Creator economy built by TikTok, Likee to collapse, Indian video apps get ready to attract them
Built and nurtured chiefly by the now-banned TikTok, Likee and Bigo Live, an estimated 15-20 million of the 200 million short-video app users create content regularly across India. And, up to 500,000 of these are professional, full-time creators who make money through brand endorsements, events and workshops.
View: India’s ban on Chinese apps sends out the right signal
After considering several wrong sanctions, it has found the right ones. India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps.
Chinese apps ban: TikTok app removed from Google Play Store
Amid border tensions with China in Eastern Ladakh, the government on Monday banned 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok, UC Browser and other Chinese apps "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity and defence" of the country. Now, TikTok app has been removed from Google Play Store
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