From being called "anti-national" for its "close relationship" with the Chinese government, to being referred to as a "hub" of anti-national content, the last two years have been rough for TikTok and Chinese parent ByteDance. It also happens to be among the most popular social media apps in India. Recently, MeitY’s Cyber Laws and e-Security wing issued a notice to TikTok and Helo, asking them to respond to concerns that they were being used to commit anti-India and unlawful activities. TikTok sent us this response to this piece, this is their 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. 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." Here's every argument made against the apps so far: The China argument: National security concerns raised against TikTok and Helo Chinese companies have a close relation with the Chinese…
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