On Friday, the US President said, he is going to ban the operations of Social Media and video creating platform “TikTok” in the United States.
On en route to Air Force One, Donald Trump said, “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States.”
Donald Trump says he will ban TikTok
In order to officially ban the Chinese-owned company in the United States, Donald Trump said, he could even use the executive orders or emergency economic powers to halt the operations of TikTok as soon as Saturday. He also indicates that there are very fewer possibilities of any American companies show some interest in handling the operations of TikTok.
As a response to the alleged TikTok ban news, a TikTok spokesperson currently there are more than 100 million users of TikTok in the US along with this TikTok has given employment to around 1000 people in the last year.
TikTok spokesperson said while talking about the data breach allegations, “TikTok US user data is stored in the US, with strict controls on employee access. TikTok’s biggest investors come from the US”, he further added, “We are committed to protecting our users’ privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform.”
Trump’s announcement also becomes more interesting when the report emerges that Microsoft is in talks to acquire Tik Tok from ByteDance.
TikTok is very popular within the young generations and has millions of users around the globe. In this app, you can create short videos with some special effects both visual and audio. Usually, these videos went viral on other social media platforms too.
There have been allegations that collets its user’s data and then share it with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In order to gain the trust of the US administration, earlier this year TikTok has appointed the Ex-Disney Executive Kevin Mayer to serve as their CEO along with that they have moved their server to the United States of America.