‘Remove China Apps’ is a free software program that claims to determine apps provided by Chinese corporations. The builders declare that the app is “for educational purposes only”, and isn’t supposed to “force people to uninstall any of the application(s)”. Interestingly, it appears to detect solely third-party Chinese apps, like TikTok, however not pre-installed apps from Chinese smartphone distributors.
‘Remove China Apps’ has gone viral at a time when anti-China sentiments are at an all-time excessive, not solely in India however around the globe. While the Chinese authorities’s preliminary dealing with of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan final 12 months has so much to do with the adverse sentiments, varied conspiracy theories being unfold by right-wing teams within the US and India have additionally contributed generously to it.
In India, YouTube vs TikTok row resulted in mass-downvoting of TikTok that diminished the app’s score from 4.5 to 1.9 earlier than Google deleted the spammy downvotes to revive the score again as much as 4.4. Of course, latest reviews of Chinese incursions into Indian territory in Ladakh are additionally fueling the anti-China flames within the nation.