TikTok has become one of the most popular social media apps in the world, with more than 800 million active users worldwide. However, due to its content and policies, it has been banned in many countries around the world.
One of the first countries to ban TikTok was China, where it originated from. The Chinese government banned the app in 2019 due to concerns about its content and how it was used by users.
It also cited national security reasons for the ban.
India was another country that banned TikTok in 2020 due to concerns about pornography and vulgar content. The Indian government said that TikTok had not taken enough steps to protect its users from inappropriate content or take action against those who posted such content.
Other countries have also followed suit and banned TikTok, including Indonesia and Pakistan. In Indonesia, there were concerns about how the app could be used to spread radicalism and extremist views. In Pakistan, there were worries about inappropriate content and how the app could be used by pedophiles.
The United States is currently considering a ban on TikTok as well due to security concerns over its Chinese ownership. The US government is worried that user data could be shared with Beijing or used for propaganda purposes.
TikTok has been banned in many countries around the world due to various reasons including national security concerns and worries about inappropriate content. China was one of the first countries to ban the app followed by India, Indonesia, Pakistan and now potentially the United States.