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  • Updated: Aug 01, 2020

Trump To Ban TikTok In U.S See Why

Trump To Ban TikTok In U.S See Why

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe

is a Media Practitioner | Digital Media Strategis...

President Donald Trump is expected to follow the pathway of Indian government in the banning TikTok from the United States.

According to reports, Trump disclosed to journalists that he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday.

His words; “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” .

Recall the India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned TikTok along with 58 other Chinese apps stating a threat to the sovereignty and security of the country on 29 June.

The ban followed the military clash between Indian and Chinese troops in a disputed territory along their shared border in Ladakh.

TikTok used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos is owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming.

US security officials have expressed concern that the app could be used to collect the personal data of Americans.

TikTok CEO, Kevin Mayer Reacts

According to BBC,TikTok in a post denied accusations that it is controlled by or shares data with the Chinese government.

"We are not political, we do not accept political advertising and have no agenda - our only objective is to remain a vibrant, dynamic platform for everyone to enjoy,"

"TikTok has become the latest target, but we are not the enemy." Kevin Mayer said

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