Nepal Decides to Say Goodbye to TikTok: Pending Decision Date
Nepal's decision to consider banning TikTok due to concerns about social harmony. Stay updated on the potential impact on social media dynamics.
Nepal recently made a big decision about TikTok, a popular social media app from China. In a government meeting, they talked about stopping TikTok because they think it's causing problems with how people get along. But, they haven't decided when this will happen yet.
Even though it's important for people to express themselves freely, many don't like TikTok because they think it encourages saying mean things. In the last four years, there have been 1,647 times when people reported problems with TikTok, like cybercrime.
People from the Cyber Bureau of the Nepal Police, Ministry of Home Affairs, and TikTok talked about this last week. The decision from Monday's government meeting will be put into action after they get everything ready.
This choice comes right after they made new rules called 'Directives on the Operation of Social Networking 2023.' Now, social media apps like TikTok have to make offices in Nepal.
In an earlier government meeting, they made it a rule that apps like Facebook, X (used to be Twitter), TikTok, and YouTube have to make offices in Nepal. The government said they need this because it's hard to solve problems and take away bad things from the apps when the companies don't have people here.
According to the new rules, these companies have to make offices or pick someone to talk for them in Nepal in three months. If they don't do this, the government can close the apps that don't listen.
The rules also tell people not to do 19 things when using these apps, like Facebook, X, TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram.