After the bloody border clash with China, India banned 59 Chinese mobile applications, including Tik Tok, citing national security concerns.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed the Indian ban, saying that these applications are an extension of the “observer state” in China.
Although India has banned other Chinese apps, the commercial impact of Tik Tok is much greater than all of the other apps combined.
The website report said that there is an investigation of national security in the United States about the application, and there are reports that other countries are also investigating.
The app faces criticism, most notably that it has not done enough to protect the privacy and safety of its young users.
The application also faces more complex security issues, as the way it works has raised accusations of involvement in spyware and data theft.
Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security had warned that this social network for video sharing might turn into another tool by the Chinese intelligence services.