TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, was among the 59 Chinese mobile apps banned on Monday by the Indian government. The Indian ministry of information technology said that the apps “are engaged in activities… prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. There are estimated to be about 120 million TikTok users in India, with many Bollywood celebs present on the platform too.
Among those reacted to the ban was Malaika Arora. Sharing a picture on her Instagram stories that shows the news of TikTok ban flashing on a TV screen, she wrote, “Best news I have heard in lockdown…finally we will not be subjected to people’s ridiculous videos.”