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
Topic |   Social media

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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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WhatsApp rumours have led to 30 deaths in India. In this social media disinformation age, the only question is: who’s next?

  • Anger at a terrorist attack in Kashmir has opened the floodgates of disinformation, which civil society groups are now working to combat
Topic |   India

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