The USA: Trump banishes TikTok
The TikTok video platform is also very popular among young people in the United States. However, US authorities suspect that China is collecting data from US citizens via the social network. Trump does not want to tolerate this and announces to ban TikTok.
US President Donald Trump has announced that the popular video platform TikTok will be banned in the United States. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we are banishing it from the United States,” Trump told journalists on board Air Force One. “I will sign the decision tomorrow.” Earlier, the U.S. authorities had expressed concerns that the personal information collected through the app could not be secure. The online network of the China-based company ByteDance is to pass user data on to the Chinese government. Tiktok rejects this.
TikTok has already been banned in India
A divestment order would be the seventh time that a U.S. president has either blocked a deal or ordered a company sale since Congress granted authorization to intervene in 1988. TikTok has already been banned in India. Because of suspicion abroad; the company has been trying to separate its international platform from the Chinese version for some time.
Most recently; Tiktok also made headlines in the United States because numerous young users are said to have sabotaged a Trump election campaign event in Tulsa (Oklahoma) by reserving seats for themselves and then not going – which is said to be disappointingly empty for Trump contributed in the event hall.
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