Why and how TikTok was banned in New Caledonia

Speaking in Paris on the evening of Wednesday, May 15, French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced that the high commissioner for the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia had “banned TikTok” across the entire archipelago, in addition to a series of measures aimed at restoring order, including deploying military personnel to protect strategic sites.

For the past three days, New Caledonia has been gripped by intense clashes, which have left four people dead, including two gendarmes, amid opposition from Kanak pro-independence groups to a contested reform of the local electorate. (The Kanak are New Caledonia’s indigenous people.)

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Source: Le Monde News

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