platforms to register

Nepal, which has a population of close to 30 million people, has banned TikTok. The decision, first reported by the New York Times, came shortly after the Himalayan country introduced a rule requiring social platforms to register with the local government. TikTok’s refusal to curb hate content was affecting “social harmony,” the report said, citing the Nepal government.

Specifically, Nepal’s officials are apprehensive about TikTok content that is “stoking religious hate, violence and sexual abuse and has led to clashes offline, forcing curfews and the deployment of the police.”