Skyesports CEO and Founder, Shiva Nandy, has made an interesting revelation about TikTok while sharing his thoughts about the recent ban of the BGMI mobile game. Nandy, in his Instagram post, stated that BGMI may return as the Chinese app TikTok is also set to make a comeback. The Indian government had banned TikTok along with 58 other Chinese apps back in 2020.
Nandy said, “According to sources, Tik Tok is all set to make a comeback. In that case, BGMI will be back 100%. Hopefully, if everything goes well, there will be independence soon!” If Nandy’s statements hold true, the video-sharing platform could return after two years in India.
According to rumour mills, Bytedance, the developer of TikTok, is planning on making an alliance with an Indian firm to enter the market again. It is in the process of hiring employees and is in talks with the Hiranandani Group, according to a report by ET. Bytedance has also filed a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office for its new app, “TikTok Music”. Similar to other music streaming apps such as Spotify, JioSaavn, Amazon Music etc., TikTok Music will also allow you to play music online, buy tracks, share, and download music.
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However, we suggest taking these rumours with a pinch of salt. Not just in India, TikTok is in a soup even in the US. Just last month, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FTC) commissioner accused TikTok of seeding user data to China. Reportedly, leaked audio from TikTok internal meetings revealed that China could access all user data from September 2021 to January 2022.
Brendan Carr, the commissioner of the FTC, said, “TikTok is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance – an organization that is beholden to the Communist Party of China and required by Chinese law to comply with the PRC’s surveillance demands.” Carr also advised Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their app stores.