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Another Country Banned TikTok: Why?

Another Country Banned TikTok: Why?

A new one joined the countries that banned TikTok today. Here are the details!

The French government has announced a ban on TikTok on the island of New Caledonia in a bid to combat growing insurgency in its overseas territories in the Pacific.

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said access to the popular video-sharing app TikTok will be blocked as part of a state of emergency order that includes the deployment of the army and a curfew on the island of about 270,000 people.

Protests erupted earlier this week after French lawmakers passed a bill allowing all citizens who have lived on the island for more than 10 years to vote in local elections. New Caledonia’s pro-independence movements argued that this would weaken the representation of the indigenous Kanaks.

Another Country Banned TikTok

France Bans TikTok on New Caledonia Island

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said four people were killed and hundreds injured in protests over the decision.

The unprecedented measure for France comes on the same day that NGO Access Now warned of record internet outages around the world in its annual report for 2023.

In July 2023, French President Emmanuel Macron floated the idea of shutting down platforms like Snapchat and TikTok to contain riots in France’s overseas territories after a teenager was killed by a police officer, an idea that soon drew criticism from many quarters.

So what do you think about this decision? You can share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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