TikTok was among 250 apps banned by India after clashes with China in the Galvan Valley in June last year, most of which were of Chinese origin.
Short video streaming mobile application TikTok has informed the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology that it has complied with new social media and intermediary guidelines, while the ban on the app in India continues.
A person familiar with the matter said, ‘In the letter sent to the ministry, TikTok has said that it has followed the new guidelines. The person said the letter was sent as part of “regular communication” with the ministry. However, a ministry official with knowledge of the matter said that it is a good thing that the company is following the guidelines but it is not likely to affect the ban.
“The ban was imposed for a different reason. It is good that the company is complying but the ban is a different issue.” The official said that TikTok was not one of the important social media middlemen, which has 50 lakh or more users, who were asked to share compliance details.
Tiktok hopes to return to India
A TikTok spokesperson said that the company is looking forward to engaging with the government and returning to India. The spokesperson said, “TikTok is fully committed to the Indian market. We have always worked to comply with the law and look forward to joining the government to return to India and give our millions of creators and users a fun platform again.”
The government is facing pushback against new guidelines that direct companies like Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook to regulate content, appoint officers responsible for compliance and track messages. It is asked to bring features like capability and user verification.
TikTok was banned last year
Let us tell you that TikTok was also included in 250 apps banned by India after clashes with China in Galvan Valley in June last year, most of which were of Chinese origin. The government banned the apps saying they are a threat to the sovereignty and integrity of the country. The government had said, “These apps are harmful to the sovereignty and integrity of India, the defense of India, the security of the state and public order.” TikTok was part of the first ban implemented by the government, in which 59 apps were removed.
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