India widens China app ban to Baidu and Weibo

By Savannah Billman

Chinese search engine Baidu Search and social media platform Weibo were blocked by internet service providers and removed from Google and Apple app stores in India on Tuesday, the latest of the total 106 total Chinese apps shut down in the country in r…

Pressure on Tiktok mounts as Japan eyes ban

By Savannah Billman

Japanese lawmakers announced Tuesday they are seeking to restrict Chinese-made apps such as Tiktok in a bid to prevent the Chinese government from accessing user data, just a month after India banned the popular short video app. 

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Life in India after Tiktok

By Sowmiya Ashok

Earlier this week, Deepak Ghubade, a 33-year-old sugarcane farmer and Tiktok performer from western India, set up a Whatsapp group comprising 15 “star Tiktokers.”

Two weeks had passed since the Indian government banned 59 Chinese-made apps, and Ghub…