China has removed 105 apps from app stores. These include Tripadvisor … Here are the details …
China removed a total of 105 apps, including Tripadvisor, from mobile app stores on the grounds that it is “illegal”. Most of the banned apps are in Chinese, but the US travel app, TripAdvisor, is also listed.
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According to the Chinese Cyber Space Administration, it was stated that they violated the IT law within the scope of cleaning virtual environments. These apps are said to be banned to combat content related to pornography, prostitution, gambling and violence.
UNKNOWN WHY TRIPADVISOR IS BANNED
It is not clear why TripAdvisor is banned. The BBC contacted the company for a comment but has not yet received a response. Tensions between the US and China have been increasing more and more in cyberspace in recent months.
When the TikTok ban was declared by President Trump in the summer, Chinese officials accused the United States of bullying tactics and said that Chinese companies would take “necessary measures” to protect their interests.
Among the applications banned in China are important platforms such as Google, YouTube, WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, Spotify, Telegram, OneDrive, Twitter, Gmail, Google Play Store, Snapchat, Netflix, Blogger.