47 more China based apps banned
After the ban of 59 Chinese apps over a month ago, 47 more apps have been banned, which resemble the former banned apps, most of which are the clones of the former ones.
The apps had been banned by the government to “protect national interest and security” — including the hugely popular TikTok app. Now, almost 47 more apps have been banned, for operating as clones of the previously banned apps — the list of particular apps banned in the fresh decision is yet to be announced. However, it has been reported that the announcement would take place officially shortly. The government earlier banned apps including CamScanner, SHAREit, and UC Browser, among others. That ban was announced under the provisions of Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.The official notice describing the list of banned apps haven’t been released.
PUBG and 200 other apps on further scanner
The Indian Government is looking at banning even more Chinese-origin apps. Over 200 apps are on the list, with the most prominent one being PUBG Mobile. Games like Call of Duty: Mobile, Clash of Clans, and Clash Royale are likely on the list as well, due to their deep-rooted affiliation with Tencent.
Ever since its appearance on the mobile platform, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has found millions of players in India. The game’s free-to-play model and its ability to run well on low-end devices have allowed more players to participate in the game than earlier possible. All that might come crashing down soon, as the Indian Government may ban it in the coming weeks.
Economic Times says that it had access to a list of Chinese-origin apps under the Indian Government’s chopping block. There over 200 apps on that list, and Tencent-owned PUBG Mobile happens to be one of them. Only apps that pose an overt security risk will be banned, though. The list in question isn’t public yet, but it is reasonable to assume that Call of Duty: Mobile is on it too, as Tencent also owns it. Other Tencent holdings such as Supercell are on it too, much to the dismay of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale fans.
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