President of the United States Donald Trump is seriously considering Banning the Chinese social media app Tik Tok from America
This is coming amidst tensions between the two countries
Trump fears that the app may be used as a spying too by China on America
US officials have raised concerns about the Chinese government stealing private and personal data
via Americans’ cell phones via such smartphone applications.
Meanwhile Speaking to reporters in the South Lawn before departing the White House for a day trip to Texas,
Donald Trump said: ‘We’re looking at TikTok, we’re thinking about making a decision.’
Also Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin also said the app is under review
by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
He also informed reporters he would have a recommendation for Donald Trump this week on how to handle the Chinese-based app.
This comes days Joe Biden’s presidential campaign banned staffers
from using the Chinese video-sharing app, citing security and privacy concerns.
In a memo on Monday, Biden’s general counsel, Dana Remus, ordered staff members to delete TikTok
from both their personal and work phones, and to ‘refrain from downloading and using TikTok,’ according to Bloomberg.
The memo also bans staff from trading individual stocks
without approval from the campaign’s general counsel.
Furthermore Donald Trump decision to ban the app comes after India banned 47 more Chinese apps
just weeks after blocking popular video-sharing platform TikTok
and 58 others over national security and privacy concerns.