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A Cabinet meeting on Monday took the decision to ban the social media app.

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by Journeyman (3.7k points)
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This statement is true. According to the New York Times,"The government in Nepal said on Monday that it was banning the popular social media app TikTok, saying the platform’s refusal to curb hate content was affecting “social harmony."" Additionally, AP News reports that Forgein Minister Narayan Prakash Suad stated that "“The government has decided to ban TikTok as it was necessary to regulate the use of the social media platform that was disrupting social harmony, goodwill and flow of indecent materials,”". That quote from Saud was also found in NPR. NPR stated that Nepal made it madatory for social media companies to register, pay taxes and abide by Nepal's laws. It is unclear whether Tiktok refused to follow those regulatios or if one of the company's actions led it to become banned. 

by Titan (25.6k points)
This is a very thorough fact-check with plenty of sources and additional information on exactly how the app was affecting social harmony. Good work.
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by Apprentice (1.7k points)

This is true. According to the Washington Post, "Nepal on Monday announced a ban on the globally dominant short-form video app TikTok, saying its content disturbed “social harmony” in the country." NPR and CNN both supported this claim, saying that Nepal banned TikTok because it disturbed social harmony.




by Titan (25.6k points)
Do you think social harmony is being negatively impacted in the USA too?
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by Journeyman (2.3k points)

This is a true claim as Nepal did recently ban the app TikTok.

According to The Hill, the Foreign Minister said, “The government has decided to ban TikTok as it was necessary to regulate the use of the social media platform that was disrupting social harmony, goodwill and flow of indecent materials,” 

We can read that the reason TikTok has been banned is because it is disrupting the social harmony within the country. That they think it is best for the people and their well-beings and that banning will bring more of the society harmony back.

Source: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/4308987-nepal-tik-tok-ban-social-harmony/#:~:text=Nepal%20became%20the%20latest%20country,Monday%2C%20The%20Associated%20Press%20reported.

by Titan (25.6k points)
I like that you described how social harmony was being impacted.

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