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Government Denies Banning 14 Chinese Apps From Google Play, Apple App Store

The authorities on Friday refuted a viral message claiming that the Ministry of Electronics & IT (Meity) had put restrictions on a number of “Chinese applications” in India. The message has been doing rounds of the Internet, claiming that the National Informatics Centre (NIC) that comes beneath the Meity, has requested Apple and Google to limit Chinese-origin apps on Google Play and App Store with “immediate effect.” The alleged record of Chinese-origin apps within the viral faux message included TikTok, Clash of Kings, Game of Sultans, Vigo Video, and extra.

In a tweet, the federal government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) fact-checked the viral message and dubbed it faux, saying that the message was not issued by NIC.

What does the viral message say?

The viral message shared by PIB Fact Check highlights that the NIC has issued an order, instructing the restriction of 14 apps supplied by Chinese firms, on Google Play retailer and Apple’s App Store. The message claims that the federal government has directed the regional executives of Google and Apple to limit the apps as they put customers’ privateness in danger and compromise the “sovereignty of the country.”

The record consists of apps comparable to LiveMe, Bigo Live, Vigo Video, Beauty Plus, CamScanner, Clash of Kings, Mobile Legends, Club Factory, Shein, Romwe, AppLock, Vmate, and Game of Sultan. It additionally claimed that the federal government has requested Apple and Google to limit TikTok from their respective app shops.

The timing of the faux message is not stunning because it comes amid rising anti-China sentiments within the nation. Earlier the month, Google had eliminated the Remove China Apps utility from Google Play for violating misleading behaviour coverage. The Remove China Apps in a brief interval had crossed over 50 lakh downloads.

Similarly, the rise of the anti-China sentiment helped TikTok various Mitron to achieve large recognition in India within the final one month. The TikTok clone app at present has over 50 lakh downloads on Google Play.


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