Tik-Tok withdraws operations from Hong Kong
It has been confirmed that TikTok is pulling out of Hong Kong due to the new national security law granting more power to the mainland Chinese government.
This has app which has taken social media world by storm will be made inoperable to users in Hong Kong within a few days.
TikTok is owned by a China-based tech company, ByteDance. It is no secret that people, especially the youth, have fallen in love with the app and has been keeping them going during this pandemic as a boredom reliver.
“At first it was peer pressure, the app was popular and I just wanted to experience it. As time went by I started to enjoy it as I found it very interesting and a way of passing a message in a funny way,” said Blessing Sithole, a TikTok user.
Nikhil Gandhi, the Head of TikTok in India, said in an update that the Government of India has issued an interim order for the blocking of 59 apps also including TikTok and they are in the process of complying with it.
“TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and has not shared any information of our users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese government,” he said.