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Countries banning Chinese media app TikTok


13 November 2023  

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KATHMANDU: Despite strong opposition to the TikTok ban in Nepal, it’s important to note that several other countries have also implemented restrictions on this widely-used social media platform.

While some nations, including Nepal, have opted for a complete ban, others have chosen a more nuanced approach, restricting TikTok use to government devices. Here’s a brief overview:

Afghanistan:

The Taliban government in Afghanistan banned TikTok and the online game PUBG in 2022.

Australia:

The Australian federal government has prohibited the use of TikTok on government devices, excluding the general public.

Belgium:

Belgium has banned TikTok on government-owned devices, citing concerns about cyber security, privacy, and misinformation.

Canada:

TikTok is banned on government devices in Canada.

Denmark:

Denmark’s Ministry of Defense has prohibited the use of TikTok on phones provided to its employees.

European Union:

The EU bodies—European Parliament, European Commission, and EU Council—have banned their employees from using TikTok on institutional and personal devices.

France:

France has restricted the recreational use of social media apps, including TikTok, on government employees’ phones due to data security concerns.

India:

India imposed a comprehensive ban on numerous Chinese apps, including TikTok, in 2020, citing privacy and data security concerns.

New Zealand:

MPs and parliament staff in New Zealand are prohibited from using TikTok on work equipment.

Norway:

Norway has banned government employees from using TikTok on government-provided phones.

Taiwan:

Taiwan implemented a complete ban on TikTok in December 2022.

United Kingdom:

Britain has banned the use of TikTok on mobile phones used by government ministers and civil servants.

United States:

The US has banned TikTok on government devices.

These actions highlight the diverse global responses to TikTok, ranging from outright bans to nuanced restrictions on specific devices.

Publish Date : 13 November 2023 19:40 PM

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