Pakistan bans TikTok over ‘immoral and indecent’ videos

Pakistan has banned popular short video app TikTok, citing circulation of videos that it deemed “immoral and indecent.” The move comes months after the South Asian country raised serious concerns…

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Twitter-backed Indian social network ShareChat raises $40 million

ShareChat, an Indian social network that focuses entirely on serving users in non-English languages, said on Thursday it has raised $40 million from a clutch of investors after the Indian…

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India’s IT minister accuses Facebook of suppressing right-leaning pages

Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s IT and Law and Justice minister, has accused Facebook India’s leadership team of suppressing the reach of pages that support and promote right-leaning ideology, in what…

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TikTok’s rivals in India struggle to cash in on its ban

Scores of startups have launched short video apps in recent months Manish Singh 1 day For years, India has served as the largest open battleground for Silicon Valley and Chinese…

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Ban or no ban, Facebook wins in US threats against TikTok

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, comparing it to other Chinese…

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Facebook makes education push in India

Facebook, which reaches more users than any other international firm in India, has identified a new area of opportunity to further spread its tentacles in the world’s second largest internet…

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Apple and Google block dozens of Chinese apps in India

Two days after India blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms, Google and Apple have started to comply with New Delhi’s order and are preventing users in the world’s second…

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TikTok is engaging with India over ban and already complies with local privacy and security requirements, CEO says

Kevin Mayer, the chief executive of TikTok said on Wednesday that the popular short-form video app complies with “all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law,” two days after…

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India approves Facebook’s $5.7 billion deal with Reliance Jio Platforms

India’s antitrust watchdog has given its blessing to Facebook and Reliance Jio Platforms for their $5.7 billion deal. In a statement on Wednesday, the Competition Commission of India said it…

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Google removes millions of negative TikTok reviews amid backlash in India

ByteDance’s TikTok app, which has gained hundreds of millions of users in India with its short-form videos, is facing criticism in its biggest overseas market after disturbing videos surfaced on…

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