Citing the negative impact of the social media platform on social harmony, the Nepal government decided to ban the Chinese-owned TikTok in the Himalayan nation.
Nepal cabinet approved the decision to prohibit TikTok’s use in the country. According to the Nepalese government, a large section of society was of the opinion that TikTok was encouraging a tendency of hate speech.
During past four years, 1,647 cases of cybercrime have been reported on the video-sharing app Tiktok.
Nepal government held discussions with the Cyber Bureau of the Nepal Police, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and representatives of TikTok before taking the decision on the ban order.
The ban order on Tiktok will be implemented promptly in Nepal by setting a specific deadline, stated a spokesperson of the Nepal government.
TikTok is under fire in several countries, including India, the US, the European Union and the UK, where the governments have banned the application over security concerns.