Donald Trump Decides To Ban TikTok
USA TIKTOK BAN: China is receiving a lot of criticism for handling the outbreak of coronavirus poorly which has led to the virus becoming a pandemic. Moreover, it has gone down in its relationship with countries like Russia, India, and the US. The Indian government recently decided to ban TikTok and 58 other apps citing security reasons. Now the US government is also going for something similar. Donald Trump and his government think the personal information of US citizens is reaching the Chinese government through Chinese apps. As a result, TikTok is taking an exit from the US market.
Big Blow By Donald Trump To TikTok Stars
TikTok is a platform that has grown exponentially in the past many years. People have started to choose this platform as a career option to become social media influencers just like YouTubers. Moreover, there is a trend in the US for TikTok dance challenges and this seems to come to a close with the ban by the US government. Regarding the ban, Donald Trump said, “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States. Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that (emergency economic powers).”
Donald Trump’s First Warning Against Ban On TikTok
Donald Trump’s government is in a cold war with China for a very long time. Due to the same reason, his government feels any Chinese app is a threat to national security. The first hint on ban came on July 6 when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted about a potential ban on the app. Pompeo did not mince any words and said, “We are taking this very seriously. We are certainly looking at it. With respect to Chinese apps on peoples’ cellphones, the United States will get this one right.”
TikTok Assures No Foul Play Amid Anti-China Moves
TikTok is facing the heat for every cold war the Chinese government picks with a country. It gave its assurance that it has “no higher priority than promoting a safe app experience that protects our users’ privacy.” Chinese company ByteDance is the owner of TikTok.