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Nepal Bans TikTok

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Nepal Bans TikTok

Nepal Bans TikTok

Nepal , Bans TikTok.

Nepal , Bans TikTok.

On Nov.

13, Nepal's government banned TikTok because it believes the popular social media app is disrupting the country's "social harmony," NPR reports.

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The decision will go into effect immediately, Foreign Minister Narayan Prakash Saud said.

The government has decided to ban TikTok as it was necessary to regulate the use of the social media platform that was disrupting social harmony, goodwill and flow of indecent materials, Narayan Prakash Saud, Nepal's foreign minister, via statement.

Saud said that the government previously asked social media "companies to register and open a liaison office in Nepal," NPR reports.

The companies were also asked to pay taxes and adhere to Nepal's laws and regulations.

The companies were also asked to pay taxes and adhere to Nepal's laws and regulations.

It is not clear if TikTok refused Nepal's requests.

The country's decision comes as the social media platform has faced scrutiny in several countries.

The U.S., Britain and New Zealand have banned government employees from having the app on their phones, NPR reports.

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They are reportedly concerned about the way in which TikTok may use user data, particularly when it comes to the Chinese government.

TikTok has denied sharing data and claims that it never would, even if asked to do so.


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