Nepal joins a growing list of countries banning TikTok. - Around 15 countries have now banned the social media giant, whether fully or on government phones, over cybersecurity, data protection and content moderation concerns.

TikTok’s refusal to curb hate content was affecting “social harmony,” the report said, citing the Nepal government. Specifically, Nepal’s officials are apprehensive about TikTok content that is “stoking religious hate, violence and sexual abuse and has led to clashes offline, forcing curfews and the deployment of the police.”