In the face of controversy over WhatsApp's usage terms, a 100% Cameroonian messaging app has come out strong on the African market. Ondjoss was created by young Africans for users on the continent.
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The app has been one of the last US social media platforms that isn't blocked by Chinese censors. Signal has recently seen a surge in users, with over 500,000 downloads in China.
A DW exclusive investigation shows thousands of links to private WhatsApp groups can still be easily found online, despite public outrage which led the company to change its stance and remove them from Google.
With tension still rife in riot-hit areas of Delhi, online rumors of violence have kept the public on edge. Unrest spurred by fake news, however, is not unusual in India — and experts say it is difficult to combat.
It is just as short-sighted to ban TikTok and WeChat in the US as it is to ban Facebook and Google in China. The two countries are playing a losing game. The EU should draw up clear rules, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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