After Indian government banned Tiktok, the app download has increased 10X on mirror site, APKMirror.
According to Artem Russakovskii, founder of APKMirror said the app’s downloads jumped by “roughly 10-15 times, and majority of them are from India,” since the ban.
Further, Russakovskii said the traffic on TikTok on the website increased by roughly 5 times on April 16, one day after India banned the app (via).
Tiktok was banned on April 15th.
Banning / Blocking any piece of content often leads to exploding growth, thanks to human curiosity (and the feeling of pride associated with owning something which others may not have).
Maybe #StartupIndia program should be integrated with Govt’s banning initiatives? (that was sarcasm, in case you didn’t get it).