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TikTok, Telegram banned in Somalia

TikTok, Telegram banned in Somalia TikTok and Telegram have been banned in Somalia (photo: Vitalii Nosach in RBC-Ukraine)

The government of Somalia has announced a ban on the social media platforms TikTok and Telegram, as well as the online betting platform 1XBet, according to Reuters.

The government of Somalia has stated that these platforms are being used by "terrorists and groups responsible for spreading immorality to disseminate videos, photos, and deceive society."

In a statement from the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications, and Technology, it is mentioned that internet service providers are required to implement the ban by August 24, or they will face legal consequences.

This move comes after the Somali government announced a plan to defeat the Al-Shabaab militant group, which still controls significant territories in the country.

Banning TikTok worldwide

American lawmakers are gathering signatures to empower President Joe Biden to ban TikTok in the United States.

Previously, we reported that Irish officials were advised to remove TikTok from their work devices.

Furthermore, it was previously announced that Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed a law banning TikTok. Governor Gianforte stated that the TikTok ban bill would support "our shared priority of protecting Montana residents from Communist Party of China surveillance."