According to reports from China, Tantan has been removed from major Android app stores due to a violation of policies.
An official statement from the dating app did not reveal the exact nature of the violations, but did say it was working quickly to correct the matter.
Just over a week ago, one Chinese newspaper alleged that adverts for prostitution services could be found on the Tantan platform. Nine other messaging apps were shut down three days earlier after being found to host pornographic content.
Owners Momo have also issued a statement saying it is aware of the take-downs and is prepared to fully cooperate with the authorities in order to ensure a swift restoration.
It will then “conduct a comprehensive internal review of the content in the Tantan mobile app and undertake other measures necessary to stay in full compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.”
Momo had been planning to use Tantan as its main means of expansion into new major Asian markets.
At the time of writing, Tantan is still available to be downloaded on the iOS App Store and Xiaomi’s Mi Store.
Video app TikTok had recently been banned in India after requests were submitted to the High Court claiming it encouraged the creation and distribution of pornography, but the embargo has now been lifted.
Apple and Google briefly removed Tumblr from their app stores towards the end of last year. This was due to various forms of child pornography slipping through its filters. The microblogging platform responded by completely revamping its sexual content guidelines.
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