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Despite India ban, TikTok dethrones Google to become most popular website: Report

TikTok has toppled Google as the most popular website of the year, according to a report by Cloudflare. 

Despite India ban, TikTok dethrones Google to become most popular website: Report

New Delhi: Popular short video-sharing platform TikTok has surpassed tech giant Google as the most popular website of the year, says a report. According to a report by IT security company Cloudflare, the viral video app gets more hits than the US-based search engine, reports BBC.

The rankings show that TikTok knocked Google off the top spot in February, March and June this year, and has held the number one position since August.

In 2020, Google was first, and a number of other sites, including TikTok, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Netflix, were all in the top 10.

As per the report, it is believed one of the reasons for the surge in Tiktok’s popularity is because of the Covid-19 pandemic, as lockdowns meant people were stuck at home and looking for entertainment.

The social network, which is owned by China-based Bytedance, now has more than one billion active users across the world and that number continues to grow. Also Read: File ITR and win Royal Enfield Bullet! Centre-run CSC launches special offer, check details

In June 2020, the Indian government banned the popular short-form video app TikTok amid border tensions with China. Also Read: Not filing ITR due to non-taxable salary? Here's why filing income tax returns is important

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