TikTok at risk of ban in India? ByteDance issues statement after government notice

No more TikToking?

TikTok and Helo app, both owned by ByteDance, find themselves surrounded with controversy once again. However, the company is assured that it will have the right answer which will help in amicable resolution of the matter. In its letter to ByteDance, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has asked TikTok and Helo as many as 24 questions.

However, TikTok assures its users that it is working with government officials to resolve any concerns they may have. Here is the full statement:

“We are grateful for the immense support given to us by India’s growing digital community. India is one of our strongest markets and we are happy to be part of the mainframe of Digital India in 15 Indian languages. In line with our commitment to India, we are investing $1 billion dollars in India over the next three years, with a strategic focus on developing technology infrastructure, establishing local partnerships and supporting initiatives such as the Skill India Program which we are proud to be assisting with already,” the statement said.

Our continued success in India will not be possible without the support of our local community. We take our responsibilities to this community seriously and welcome this opportunity to fully collaborate with the Government to meet and exceed our obligations,” it further added.

The letter which was issued by the government has sought answers related to expunging objectionable and obscene content on TikTok which has made the younger users vulnerable.

If reports are to be believed, banning the app will be the last resort by the government as it is immensely popular in India. Also, ByteDance is assuring TikTok users that everything will be resolved soon.

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