The government of Nepal has announced an immediate ban on TikTok, stating that the platform has a detrimental impact on social harmony. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal stated that social media platforms, including TikTok, must be regulated to ensure their impact on society, values, and cooperation with state agencies. Additionally, platforms must register as companies in the country to contribute their fair share of taxes.
No information has been provided regarding the events leading to the Nepalese government’s decision. Representatives of ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, have not yet expressed their views on this directive.
TLDR: The Nepalese government has swiftly banned TikTok, citing concerns about its negative effects on social harmony. They have called for increased regulation, including the platform’s registration as a company in Nepal and its compliance with state agencies. ByteDance, the parent company, has not responded to the ban.