India is proposing rules to target Chinese social media apps
If the law is passed, app owners will have to put in place “automated tools … for proactively identifying and removing or disabling public access to unlawful information or content,” according to the report.
Chinese apps such as video apps TikTok, Like and Helo have rapidly gained market share in India, with more of them taking over the top 10 most popular apps in the country’s Android app store last year than in 2017, the report said.
Imagala.com contacted TikTok, Like, Helo and India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for comments, but they did not immediately respond.
For more on the draft regulations, see the story in the Financial Times.