TikTok Banned in the Country Where It’s Become Most Popular

Move comes as military tensions escalate between India and China

tiktok logo on the chinese and indian flags
India moved to ban TikTok, among other apps, today. Tiktok, Getty images

The government of India said today that it will ban 59 mobile apps with ties to China, including TikTok, amid escalating military tensions between the two Asian superpowers along their shared border.

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