Singapore is pissed + Twitter India’s new appointment

India’s ban on Free Fire triggers a diplomatic row; the social networking firm may have finally found the right public policy chief.

Harveen here.

It seems that the Indian government may have to explain a knee-jerk regulatory decision it took earlier this month. On 14 February, the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), citing security concerns, banned 54 apps it believed to be of Chinese origin. And the most popular (and strangest) candidate in this list was the gaming app Garena Free Fire. 

A little background here. Garena Free Fire is one of the most popular games across the world, owned by the Singapore-based and New York-listed consumer internet company Sea Ltd. Sea was founded in 2009 by Singaporean billionaires Forrest …

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Harveen Ahluwalia

Harveen is a co-founder at The Morning Context, and leads our Internet coverage, overseeing a team of reporters writing on startups and tech. She has previously worked as a media, consumer and tech reporter at The Ken and Mint. At The Morning Context, she writes on startups, venture capital, consumer and media businesses—from e-commerce to healthtech to streaming.

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Mahima Kapoor

Mahima is a former writer at The Morning Context, who covered large tech companies and what they do in India. Previously, she wrote about business, economy and markets with a special focus on startups at BloombergQuint, where she says she learnt financial journalism on the job.

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