The US also Planning to ban Chinese apps including Tiktok. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview with an American news channel that, the US “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including Tiktok.
Last week, Robert O’Brien, US National Security Advisor had said that the Chinese Government is using TikTok for its own benefit.”I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” he added.
The app, which isn’t available in China, has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a worldwide audience and has emphasized its independence from China
Chinese app may ban in the US
Earlier, Powerful Republican Senator John Cornyn said in a tweet “India bans TikTok and dozens of other Chinese apps in the wake of deadly clash” Republican Congressman Rick Crawford also tweeted that “TikTok must go and it should have been gone yesterday.”
Now, US lawmakers have raised national security issues over TikTok’s handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies “to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.”
TikTok declared it’ll remove its app from Hong Kong mobile stores in coming days, becoming the primary internet service to withdraw from the town after Beijing enacted sweeping powers to crack down on national security threats
On 29 June, the Indian government had banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, ShareIT, and Helo. According to reports, Tiltok parent company “ByteDance” may lose over Rs 45000 Crore due to the ban imposed by the Indian Government on Chinese Apps.
Source: The Times of India