You need to mark 29 June 2020 on the calendar as a date when the Indian Government shocked the world by banning 59 most popular apps in World. Read the article to know the reason behind 59 Chinese apps banned in India: Tiktok, Uc Browser, Mobile legends and many more and also know if Pubg Mobile, COD mobile and FreeFire are included or not.

List of the Chinese apps banned in India

No one even had a clue that Government of India would take such a big step. Targeting the problem with data-stealing and bad impact on the culture of India, Tiktok along with 58 other famous apps are finally banned in India. The list of the 59 Chinese apps banned in India:

  • 1. TikTok
  • 2. Shareit
  • 3. Kwai
  • 4. UC Browser
  • 5. Baidu map
  • 6. Shein
  • 7. Clash of Kings
  • 8. DU battery saver
  • 9. Helo
  • 10. Likee
  • 11. YouCam makeup
  • 12. Mi Community
  • 13. CM Browers
  • 14. Virus Cleaner
  • 15. APUS Browser
  • 16. ROMWE
  • 17. Club Factory
  • 18. Newsdog
  • 19. Beauty Plus
  • 20. WeChat
  • 21. UC News
  • 22. QQ Mail
  • 23. Weibo
  • 24. Xender
  • 25. QQ Music
  • 26. QQ Newsfeed
  • 27. Bigo Live
  • 28. SelfieCity
  • 29. Mail Master
  • 30. Parallel Space
  • 31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  • 32. WeSync
  • 33. ES File Explorer
  • 34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  • 35. Meitu
  • 36. Vigo Video
  • 37. New Video Status
  • 38. DU Recorder
  • 39. Vault- Hide
  • 40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  • 41. DU Cleaner
  • 42. DU Browser
  • 43. Hago Play With New Friends
  • 44. Cam Scanner
  • 45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  • 46. Wonder Camera
  • 47. Photo Wonder
  • 48. QQ Player
  • 49. We Meet
  • 50. Sweet Selfie
  • 51. Baidu TranslateVmate
  • 53. QQ International
  • 54. QQ Security Center
  • 55. QQ Launcher
  • 56. U Video
  • 57. V fly Status Video
  • 58. Mobile Legends
  • 59. DU Privacy

Why is TikTok including 58 other Chinese apps banned in India?

This isn’t India’s first restriction on TikTok. Last year, Google and Apple were instructed by the Government of India to remove the app from their app stores for pornographies concerns. Indian lawmakers believed that TikTok promoted explicit content sharing and  “cultural degradation.” However, the ban was lifted within a week.

Why is TikTok including 58 other Chinese apps banned in India?

The scenarios are different now. In the past, TikTok had already voilated COPPA, a children’s privacy law and was fined $5.7 million. In the past TikTok and other apps were suspected for privacy concern but they never learn a thing.

Here is the official tweet from TikTok in response to the recent ban.

Section 69A of the IT Act 2000 grants the Central Government the power to censor and detain the offenders of online material. It is India’s main rule on cybercrime and online trade. So, apps were found guilty under violation of privacy and bad impacts on culture.

Conclusion

Hence, It is strongly suggested to all the Indian citizen to avoid the use of these application and supports the steps taken by Indian Government. In the world where data is everything, Indian Government took a right step to control the data leak and impact on the culture.

Although, you may still find these apps on play store or appstore in India. They will be removed as soon as Government of India orders Google and Apple for the removal.

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