Nepal recently made a significant decision to stop people from using TikTok, a popular application, because they were worried about how it was affecting families and social harmony. This choice is similar to what other countries, like India, have done due to similar worries about the application’s impact.

Rekha Sharma, Nepal’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology, talked about how TikTok’s content was causing trouble, which led the government to stop its use for a while. This decision matches the concerns worldwide about the application sharing data with the Chinese government, even though ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, denies these claims. Officials in Nepal are worried about more cybercrimes happening because of TikTok, so they want stricter rules and more oversight for how the app works. This action in Nepal is part of a global pattern where countries such as the United States and India have also limited TikTok. They’re worried about how it might affect their country’s independence, especially if it’s used on government phones. Even though each country does different things, they all share the same concern: that TikTok might disturb how people get along, especially young users, and bring risks to online safety. This has made many people talk about needing rules that balance freedom of speech with keeping society safe.