TikTok, Helo get notices from Ministry of Electronics and IT

The notices follow a complaint about the social media platforms being used for anti-national activities

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Jul 18, 2019 5:48 PM Updated: Jul 18, 2019 5:48 PM

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The Ministry of Electronics and IT has issued notices to TikTok and Helo following a complaint by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch that the social media platforms were being used for anti-national activities. 

TikTok has been asked a set of 21 questions and it has to respond by July 22.

A statement issued by TikTok and Helo in response to the complaints said: "We are grateful for the immense support given to us by India’s growing digital community. India is one of our strongest markets and we are happy to be part of the mainframe of Digital India in 15 Indian languages. In line with our commitment to India, we are investing $1 billion dollars in India over the next three years, with a strategic focus on developing technology infrastructure, establishing local partnerships and supporting initiatives such as the Skill India Program which we are proud to be assisting with already.
 
Our continued success in India will not be possible without the support of our local community. We take our responsibilities to this community seriously and welcome this opportunity to fully collaborate with the Government to meet and exceed our obligations."
 

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