TikTok hopes to return to India soon
New Delhi : Social media application TikTok is hopeful of making a comeback to India after PUBG returned in a rebranded avatar with an agreement to new Indian policies.
TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has approached the IT ministry and PMO officials and “reiterated that ByteDance and TikTok will work to comply with” the new IT Rules, according to a report by ThePrint. The report stated that TikTok has already appointed nodal and grievance officers well before the IT ministry order and is looking to work its ways with the Modi government, as in the case with Biden administration, to review security instead of outrightly banning it.
Last year in September, TikTok was banned in India with another 250 Chinese applications.
Meanwhile, Battleground Mobile India has been relaunched in India with new policy and updates. Some reports claim that they are still sharing data with China, and if this is found to be true, it may get banned again.
However, unlike PUBG, a comeback for TikTok will be more difficult because it is completely owned by a Chinese firm, that is, ByteDance. PUBG Mobile India was developed by Korean firm Korean, while Chinese tech giant Tencent had a major stake in the game.
TikTok lost 20 crore users from India soon after it was banned last year.