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Ban on apps like TikTok, ShareIt, UCBrowser and others good, but must calibrate this carefully


Bigo Live is a competitor to Tik Tok, a third of its users are Indian and its parent, Bigo, is worth around $2 billion.

It is early days yet, but by all accounts, the move to ban 59 popular Chinese apps—like TikTok, ShareIt, UCBrowser, etc—seems to be a well-thought-out move. What is, though, odd is that if some of these apps were clandestinely stealing Indian data, as has been alleged, why were they not banned earlier? Unlike the delays in clearing imports from China, or say an increase in import duties on Chinese imports which hurts Indian importers ...


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