Trump to consider banning tik tok in the US
Trump – Tik Tok is estimated to possess on the brink of one billion users worldwide but despite the large popularity it’s long battled allegations that’s a spying tool for Beijing with critics pointing. TikTok is owned by a Chinese text company Byte Dance headquartered in Beijing.
Tik-Tok has been caught up in the escalating disputes between the US and China, with the Chinese owned firm accused of acting as a spying tool for Beijing -an allegation it denies.
Donald Trump said in an interview that he was considering banning tiktok as how of punishing China for the coronavirus, which originated within the city of Wuhan.
Though, Mr Pompeo said that tik tok could be a national security risk, fearing Chinese surveillance. Trump’s rationale differs from that of Mr Pompeo who told Fox News that the issue was whether tiktok was handling private user data over to the Chinese. But the firm has consistently stressed that it does not share the user information with the Chinese government.
A tik tok spokesperson said that tiktok is led by an American CEO with hundreds of employees and key leaders across safety, security product and public policy here in the US.
The US is that the country worst hit by the virus, which the American President has blamed on poor management and a scarcity of transparency in China – which has rejected the allegation.
” The remarks made by some politicians within the US are groundless and a malicious smear” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said when asked about Trump’s comments on tiktok and China’s role in the pandemic.
On 30th June 2020, tik tok was banned in India along with 58 other Chinese apps following an escalation in political tensions between India and China after a border skirmish on 15th June 2020.