August 8, 2020
US Considering Banning TikTok from its Country

After US Military Branches Ban TikTok, the Entire Country might Follow Suit

Practically every branch of the US military ban the use of TikTok last year, and now the Secretary of State says it might extend to the whole country…

Last year, most of the branches of the United States military ban the use of TikTok. This was done because the short form video app is either partially or totally controlled by the Chinese Communist party. Now, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the government is considering banning the social app from the entire country. Secretary Pompeo said in a recent Fox News interview there were compelling reasons for taking such action.

US Considering Banning TikTok from its Country

This, following a reason ban in India, a country the Chinese recently invaded. The Secretary of State also mentioned that other Chinese-based apps and companies might face the same fate. For example, Huawei and ZTE have already been classified as national security threats to the US. When asked why, Pompeo stated that the government believes that users’ personal information was being passed to the Chinese Communist party:

“Only if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.”

The United States and India aren’t alone. Even Hong Kong is considering banning TikTok, after the Chinese government passed new laws pertaining to that particular region.

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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