tensions between the two nations

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.”

TechCrunch has reached out to ByteDance for comment.

TikTok’s meteoric rise has been met with resistance as countries around the world become increasingly wary of China’s influence.

The app lost a significant market in 2021 after India banned it among dozens of Chinese internet services, including messaging giant WeChat, in the midst of escalating border tensions between the two nations.

In May, Montana became the first state in the U.S. to ban TikTok over concerns about Beijing’s possible reach to its user information.