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TikTok Ban in US: In preparation to ban Tiktok, the White House agrees on the ban bill

  Washington: The US Senate has passed a bill citing national security. The White House hailed a US Senate bill banning it, which could lead to a complete ban on its use. The White House on Tuesday welcomed legislation that would allow the US to ban Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok.

India banned TikTok in mid-2020. During that time the Indian government cracked down on 59 Chinese-owned apps, claiming they were secretly sending users' data to servers outside India.

These countries have banned Tiktok

There are many countries and regions that have implemented partial or complete bans on TikTok. India banned dozens of other Chinese apps in 2020, including TikTok and the messaging app WeChat, over privacy and security concerns.

Notably, the ban comes soon after a clash between Indian and Chinese troops along the disputed Himalayan border, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and dozens injured. India had given companies an opportunity to respond to questions on privacy and security requirements, but made the ban permanent until January 2021.