The move comes after a federal court in Pennsylvania blocked the Trump administration from carrying out the ban, which had been ordered on claims TikTok posed a national security threat.
The development comes as social media companies face increasing pressure to combat election-related misinformation and prepare for the possibility of violence or poll place intimidation around the November 3 US presidential vote.
Move by the social media giant is the latest attempt by the company to take action against conspiracy theories and misinformation ahead of the US presidential election three weeks away.
Chinese app failed to adhere to warnings that demanded it block "immoral, obscene and vulgar" content, and decision to ban it can be reviewed if it puts in place mechanisms to moderate such content, authorities say.
The move comes after the country's telecommunication authority asked YouTube to immediately block all videos they consider "objectionable" from being accessed last week.
Although QAnon’s raison d’etre is largely rooted in US domestic politics – where it has capitalised on societal anxieties – its conspiracist thinking is gaining ground overseas.
TikTok, which is owned by China's ByteDance, insists that it is not a national-security threat and that Washington is acting without evidence for its allegations or due process to “further the president's anti-China political campaign.”
Social media giant in India is facing heat after a right-wing Hindu lawmaker T Raja Singh posted comments and made speeches saying Rohingya Muslim refugees should be shot, Muslims were traitors and threatened to raze mosques.
A number of prominent UAE public officials and personalities have taken to social media to broadcast their support for the deal, but some Emiratis are registering their opposition.
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