TikTok, the popular Chinese video-sharing app, became a viral sensation overnight with millions of users. The app also made a lot of commoners into big stars. The Government of India has banned popular apps such as TikTok, ShareIt and UC Browser in a list of 59 apps. As border tensions simmer in Ladakh after a violent, fatal face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies. The government on Monday banned at least 59 Chinese apps including TikTok. However, the news of the ban has become fodder for some of the greatest memes on Twitter.
Take a look at some of the best jokes on the TikTok ban:
Top 10 trending hashtags on Twitter, all associated to Chinese apps
“The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” the notification read.