Government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, netizens stormed Twitter with hilarious reactions and memes

Chinese apps blocked

Government has declared a ban on 59 Chinese apps, including Tik Tok. Government has decided to forbid the practice of these apps both in mobile and non-mobile Internet-enabled devices. Many popular apps including Shareit, Helo, Shein, Likee, WeChat, UC Browser counted among the list of banned Chinese apps. 

With the government’s announcement of banning TikTok along with other apps, netizens flood Twiiter with funny memes lauding the move by the government. Check out few-

https://twitter.com/Oyee_sun_Bae/status/1277630034648330240?s=20
https://twitter.com/DareToSarcasm/status/1277629823976796160?s=20
https://twitter.com/k_ranjann/status/1277632618629001216?s=20
https://twitter.com/Kal_se_padhunga/status/1277630805230022661?s=20
https://twitter.com/MemerMedic/status/1277631112106266627?s=20
https://twitter.com/rajawat1pratik/status/1277627962364436481?s=20
https://twitter.com/abey_saaayli/status/1277628906183376899?s=20
https://twitter.com/Beingrealbeing/status/1277628313700204544?s=20

FULL LIST OF CHINESE APPS BANNED BY GOVT: 

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. Beutry 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 Translate 

52. Vmate 

53. QQ International 

54. QQ Security Center 

55. QQ Launcher 

56. U Video 

57. V fly Status Video 

58. Mobile Legends 

59. DU Privacy 

A government press release announcing the ban stated- 

The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

The press release further said that the Ministry of Information Technology has received “many representations raising concerns from citizens regarding security of data and risk to privacy relating to operation of certain apps”.

“The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also received many representations from citizens regarding security of data and breach of privacy impacting upon public order issues,” the press release mentioned.

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