A viral message has been spreading on social media and claiming that the government has ordered the Ban of all Chinese Apps in India, But recently a tweet has been made by government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) and said that the Viral message is fake and it is not issued by the NIC. This message is doing rounds of the Internet, claiming that the National Informatics Centre (NIC) that comes under the Meity and asked Apple and Google to restrict the Chinese Apps in India.
The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has checked the Viral message and reported it as a fake message.
Claim: A viral message of an order allegedly from NIC claims that @GoI_Meity has prohibited some apps from being made available on App Stores. #PIBFactCheck: The Order is #Fake. No such instruction has been given by @GoI_MeitY or NIC. pic.twitter.com/Dt7rMR7nIz
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) June 19, 2020
The Viral message has been claiming that NIC has issued an order, instructing the restriction of 14 apps provided by Chinese companies, on Google Play store and Apple’s App Store. The list of the app was LiveMe, Bigo Live, Vigo Video, Beauty Plus, CamScanner, Clash of Kings, Mobile Legends, Club Factory, Shein, Romwe, AppLock, Vmate, and Game of Sultan.