Somalia: TikTok, Telegram & 1XBet Banned

Somalia is a Country located in the Easternmost part of mainland Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia, Djibouti, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean, and Kenya. The Country has an estimated population of approximately 17 million people and is reportedly part of the least developed Country’s group, with over 65% of the populace living below the poverty line as of 2019.

According to Reuters, the Somalian government announced the ban of TikTok (a social media platform), Telegram (a social media platform) and 1XBet (a sports betting platform). The report cites cases of inappropriate content publication and misinformation on the various applications, including concerns related to insurgent groups posting their activities on these platforms.

TikTok has also been banned on Government devices in Australia and New York.

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