Indian government wants Baidu and Weibo gone from app stores

    On Tuesday, the Indian media “Times of India” reported that the Indian government has asked Google and Apple’s app stores in the region to remove Baidu Search and Sina Weibo.

    The report mentioned that, according to sources familiar with the matter, Indian Internet service providers have also been required to ban Baidu search and Weibo apps, and said that the above apps are listed on the 47 apps banned list listed by the Indian government on July 27.

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    In addition, the report also mentioned that an informed official said that the local government is still considering blocking more applications.

    The Indian government began to take banning actions on Chinese apps in June this year, including 59 apps such as TikTok, UC browser, and WeChat. 

    According to previous news from the Indian media, the Indian government recently listed 47 applications in the relevant local market and imposed mandatory removals of these applications, but Indian officials did not announce a detailed list of these applications.

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