Philip­pine of­fi­cials say no ba­sis for TikTok ban

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Manila: A se­nior Philip­pine of­fi­cial said Wed­nes­day that there was no ba­sis on which to ban the pop­u­lar video-shar­ing app TikTok in the Philip­pines.

“We have not re­ceived any solid ev­i­dence or ba­sis for the ban­ning of TikTok, so un­less we are pre­sented with solid ev­i­dence or ba­sis for the ban­ning of that app, then it will re­main sta­tus quo,” Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary Karlo No­grales told a vir­tual me­dia fo­rum. Mr No­grales echoed the Philip­pine pres­i­den­tial spokesper­son Harry Roque, who said on Tues­day that there was no rea­son to ban the pop­u­lar app. “I don’t see any rea­son why TikTok should be banned in the Philip­pines,”

Mr Roque said.

Both Mr No­grales and Mr Roque have joined the TikTok craze, up­load­ing videos on the app, while TikTok’s Philip­pine user base has soared dur­ing the coun­try’s coro­n­avirus lock­down pe­riod.Xin­hua

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