The brief video-sharing platform TikTok on Wednesday mentioned that it could scale down its workforce constituting over 2,000 staff within the nation.
“It’s deeply regretful that after supporting our 2000+ staff in India for greater than half a yr, we now have no selection however to reduce the dimensions of our workforce,” the TikTok spokesperson mentioned.
Owned by Chinese language unicorn ByteDance, TikTok mentioned it seems to be “ahead to receiving the chance to relaunch TikTok and help the tons of of tens of millions of customers, artists, story-tellers, educators and performers in India.”
It’s to be famous that ministry of electronics and knowledge expertise has issued contemporary notices to make everlasting a ban imposed on video app TikTok and 58 different Chinese language apps. When the ministry first imposed the ban in June the federal government gave the 59 apps an opportunity to clarify their place on compliance with privateness and safety necessities.
The businesses, which embody ByteDance’s well-liked video-sharing app TikTok, Tencent Holdings’ WeChat and Alibaba’s UC Browser, had been additionally requested to reply to an inventory of questions.
“The federal government is just not happy with the response/clarification given by these firms. Therefore, the ban for these 59 apps is everlasting now,” enterprise newspaper Livemint quoted a supply aware of the notices as saying. It mentioned the notices had been issued final week.
The ministry’s June order said that the apps had been “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, safety of state and public order”.
The order, which India known as a “digital strike”, adopted a skirmish with Chinese language troops at a disputed Himalayan border web site when 20 Indian troopers had been killed.
In September, India banned one other 118 cellular apps, together with Tencent’s well-liked videogame PUBG, because it stepped up the strain on Chinese language expertise firms following the standoff on the border.
(With IANS inputs)