Following India, Japan is also likely to ban the popular video-sharing app Tiktok.
According to DGS Media, lawmakers from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party have decided to push for a ban on Tiktok. The party has accused Tiktok of misusing data of the Japanese and handing over it to the Chinese government.
A group of lawmakers from the ruling party of Japan, led by Japanese Finance Minister Akira Amari, decided at a meeting on Tuesday to take action against Tiktok. A team of parliamentarians of Japan has decided to submit a proposal to the government by next September.
Tiktok has been the target of criticism since India imposed the ban last month. It is said that even the United States is preparing to ban Tiktok, followed by the Australian government.
Tiktok, meanwhile, has been denying claims from Japan that user data is made available to the Chinese government. Tiktok has made it clear that the Chinese government has not yet requested user data and will not do so.