The Government of India appears to have banned 47 more apps that were clones of the apps from previous ban list. Earlier this month 59 apps, including TikTok and Mi Community was banned for posing threat to sovereignty and integrity of India.
According to an early report from News18, the Government of India released an order on Friday that banned 47 more apps with Chinese connections. These apps are said to be functional clones of the apps that were banned earlier. The list of the newly banned app includes TikTok Lite, Helo Lite, ShareIt Lite, Bigo Lite, and VFY Lite.
According to a separate report, the Government of India has drawn up a list of over 275 apps with Chinese connections, which shall be examined for any violation of 'national security and user privacy'. The apps under this list have not been banned yet. The report mentions that some of these apps have been red-flagged due to security reasons while others have been listed for violation of data sharing and privacy concerns.
This expanded list includes 'PUBG Mobile', 'Ludo World' and few other apps by Tencent, 'Zili' and thirteen more apps by Xiaomi, 'AliExpress' by Alibaba, 'Resso', 'Ulike', 'Capcut' by ByteDance, Games by Supercell, and other apps from publishers like Meitu, LBE Tech, Perfect Corp, Sina, Netease Games, Yoozoo Global.