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TikTok & Other Chinese Apps Could Be Banned By The United States

TikTok & Other Chinese Apps Could Be Banned By The United States

TikTok might not be accessible to United States users for much longer, as the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the country was looking at banning the app.

During an interview with Fox News (via), Pompeo shared that banning the app, and many other Chinese apps, was something the country was considering.

“With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too, Laura [Ingram],” he said. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President [Donald Trump], but it’s something we’re looking at.”

He also stated that he personally does not recommend downloading TiKTok unless “you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.”

TikTok released a statement after hearing Pompeo‘s comments.

“TikTok is led by an American CEO, with hundreds of employees and key leaders across safety, security, product, and public policy here in the U.S. We have no higher priority than promoting a safe and secure app experience for our users. We have never provided user data to the Chinese government, nor would we do so if asked,” the statement reads.

The app also revealed that it stopped operations of the app in Hong Kong in wake of the new China-backed security law that would ban treason, secession, sedition and subversion in the city.

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