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TikTok seeks to distance itself from China – and the reason is obvious

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One of the most popular social media app TikTok has distanced itself from China after Indian government banned 49 Chinese apps including TikTok. 

TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer said in a letter to the Indian government on 28th June that the Chinese government never asked for user data, nor the company would hand over if they ask. TikTok is not available in China but it is possessed by a Chinese company Bytedance, has to distance itself from China to reach a global audience.

Because of a border clash with China TikTok got banned in India with other 58 Chinese apps including Shareit, WeChat, and CamScanner. 

“I can confirm that the Chinese government has never made a request to us for the TikTok data of Indian users,” Mayer wrote, adding that data for Indian users is stored in servers in Singapore.

“If we do ever receive such a request in the future, we would not comply.”

The organization had bragged more than 150 million dynamic clients in India at the hour of the boycott while internationally it had in excess of 2 billion downloads toward the beginning of 2020. The way that the application had more than 177 million downloads in India during the initial nine months of 2019 shows its prominence. What’s more, Meyers clearly might want to smoothen any unpleasant plumes by putting as much separation as possible among TikTok and the Chinese system in Beijing.

Will it really work?

Authorities in the government affirmed to us that agents from TikTok could be meeting with authorities in New Delhi in the coming week, however, they would not show whether a neighborly settlement was on the cards. Given the pervasive negative suppositions around Chinese applications, the odds of a quick return for TikTok seems remote at this crossroads.

Since the administration notice prohibiting 59 Chinese applications had referred to national security as an explanation, there is minimal possibility that the boycott would be lifted or repudiated at any point in the near future. Indeed, even a legitimate response is probably not going to manage natural products at this point as the courts have little choice yet to go acknowledge the administration’s security concerns, however, they can offer some reprieve as far as approaching the organization to characterize standards for guaranteeing information security.

Because of the sudden ban, there is a disappointment among all the rising TikTokers in India. So-called TikTok stars thought themselves celebrities and after the ban, they are in shock. Roposo, the local rival of TikTok got the instant hike and the app managed to get 22 Million new users within 24 hours. 

We have to wait until the meeting between the Indian government and representatives of TikTok will take place to see the result.

 

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