You must have seen the news of many banned applications from Turkey and the world. Application developers modify or remove some of their applications in accordance with government or app market rules. A similar situation is currently happening in China. But we can say that the situation in China is a little more complicated. Here are the details of the App Store and Chinese government fight…
Strict bans continue in China: TikTok, Instagram may be banned in the App Store!
Apple will soon remove the most popular apps from the App Store in China. According to the rules set by the government, applications such as TikTok and App Store will no longer be able to be downloaded and used in the App Store. The government sees this application as a kind of firewall.
The policy changes were first announced in July, and Apple has been in talks with Chinese officials since then. According to emerging reports, Apple representatives met with officials to discuss their concerns about these rules. “Apple employees expressed concerns about how the rules would be implemented and how they would affect their users,” the report says.
Following the discussions on the subject, Store and Apple employees were informed about how the rules would be implemented. Although the App Store does not want to implement these rules, the Chinese government stated that they should definitely be implemented and that they have created a serious firewall.
In addition, these applications include sexuality, pornography, encouraging drug use, etc. He stated that they protect the public from such situations. However, a detail not included here is that applications that allow access to banned sites such as VPNs are extremely popular in China. Chinese officials stated that they are also aware of VPN use and its prevalence, especially among young people.