A day after it was blocked, Chinese video-making app TikTok on Tuesday issued a press release saying that it has been invited by the federal government “to respond and submit clarifications”. TikTok, together with 59 prime Chinese apps, was blocked by India on Tuesday over safety considerations.
The authorities transfer got here amid escalating tensions between India and China over the June 15 conflict in Ladakh by which 20 Indian troopers had been killed in motion.
TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat, Shareit and CamScanner are among the many Chinese apps blocked by the federal government for “engaging in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” the federal government stated.
Here’s the Full Statement issued by TikTok India
“The Government of India has issued an interim order for the blocking of 59 apps, together with TikTok and we’re within the strategy of complying with it. We have been invited to satisfy with involved authorities stakeholders for a chance to reply and submit clarifications. TikTok continues to adjust to all knowledge privateness and safety necessities below Indian regulation and haven’t shared any data of our customers in India with any international authorities, together with the Chinese Government. Further if we’re requested to sooner or later we’d not accomplish that. We place the very best significance on consumer privateness and integrity.
TikTok has democratized the web by making it out there in 14 Indian languages, with lots of of tens of millions of customers, artists, story-tellers, educators and performers relying on it for his or her livelihood, a lot of whom are first time web customers.”
– Nikhil Gandhi, Head of TikTok, India