Government bans 118 Chinese apps including PUBG

The Ministry of Information & Technology, in its official statement, said that the move is to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Sep 3, 2020 9:29 AM

Ministry of Information & Technology has banned a total of 118  mobile applications, including battle royale game PUBG. The government has invoked its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Rules 2009 to block these apps, due to "the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of state and public order." 

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