Earlier this week Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps including Clash of Titans, TikTok, and UC Browser.
The Government of India earlier this week banned the total 59 Chinese applications to pose a threat to national sovereignty, defense, and public order. The list includes popular applications such as TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser, and Clash of the Titans. However, the government did not ban the popular mobile game PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile despite China’s connection applications.
The obvious question that everyone is asking here is – why? Why not PUBG Mobile and CoD Mobile apps banned? Well, the reason is simple: because the application does not fully ‘China’.
Battlegrounds unknown player also known as PUBG Mobile Phones developed and maintained by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean company Bluehole game. After initial success, the Chinese giant Tencent to join hands with Bluehole to distribute games in China. Subsequently, Tencent brought the game to India.
Call of Duty Mobile, which is popularly known as CoD Mobile, on the other hand, is published by TiMi Studios, which is a subsidiary of Tencent Games. The app, however, is published on Android and iOS by Activision, which is a subsidiary of the Santa Monica, California based company called Activision Blizzard.
While the government hasn’t exactly specified, one reason why these gaming apps were not banned in India is because of their mixed ownership.
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