Pompeo: U.S. looking at ban on TikTok
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo commented late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.
“I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News.
TikTok is basically just a trojan horse data gathering app, Kyle Kashuv wrote:
In 2017 the Chinese Communist Party enacted a law stating that all Chinese companies must hand over user information and user data if requested by the Chinese government. That ought to strike us as harrowing. The threat of the Chinese Communist Party possessing millions of Americans’ data should be genuinely alarming—between their “locations, ages, private messages, phone numbers, contacts, genders, browsing histories, cell phone serial numbers, and IP addresses,” China has access to everything right at its totalitarian fingertips.
Last week India banned TikTok.