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Govt threatens to ban TikTok, Helo used for anti-India and illegal activities

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Govt threatens to ban TikTok, Helo used for anti-India and illegal activities

 

Government has issued notice in social media platform TikTok and Helo along with a set of 21 questions threatening to ban these apps if it does not receive appropriate response. Cyber Laws and e-security wing of the MeitY send notice to TikTok and Helo operators to respond to concerns that they were being used to commit anti-Indian and unlawful activities.

The Action from MeitY follows complaint by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch to the Prime Minister. It alleged that the platform are being used for anti-national activities.

The notice has been sent with a long questionnaire covering a range of issues including unauthorized data sharing by apps. The platforms has become a hub for anti-national activities. The Helo app having paid a huge sum for putting 11,000 morphed political ads on other social media platforms.

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The ministry has also raised concern around the violation of child privacy. They set an entry age of 13 year being set by platforms to enroll users while person below age of 18 years is considered.

Helo and TikTok in the joint statement said that they are grateful for the immense support given by India’s growing digital community.

Statement said, our continued success in India will not be possible without the support of our local community. We take our responsibility to this community seriously and welcome this opportunity to fully collaborate with the Government to meet and exceed our obligations.

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In line out commitment to India , we are investing $1 billion dollars in India over the next three years. With a strategic focus on developing technology infrastructure, establishing local partnerships and supporting initiative such as the Skill India Program.

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