Tik Tok screenshots. Photo: Handout

How short video app TikTok became the first Chinese-made app to take the world by storm

  • TikTok is the first Chinese-made app to take the world by storm – putting it up there with the likes of US names such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube
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Tik Tok screenshots. Photo: Handout
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The rise of Chinese apps like TikTok in the Indian ecosystem has led to the sidelining of local players. Photo: Reuters

Indian invasion of Chinese social media apps like TikTok, SHAREit and Helo sparks fear and loathing in New Delhi

  • As Chinese social media apps like TikTok take India by storm, they stand accused of everything from spreading sexually explicit material to spying and crowding out local competitors
  • With government alarm bells ringing and calls for outright bans, the clock could be ticking on their time in the sun
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The rise of Chinese apps like TikTok in the Indian ecosystem has led to the sidelining of local players. Photo: Reuters
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