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Donald Trump is Considering Banning the Chinese TikTok App in the United States

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The President of the United States, Donald Trump, referred to the eventual ban on the Chinese TikTok application, amid the strong tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Eventual TikTok Ban in the US

The US president – through a televised interview – was asked about this measure and said that “it is something we are seeing.”

“It is a big business. Look, what happened to China with this virus, what they have done to this country and to the whole world is shameful,” said the head of state.

In this line, Trump maintained that the ban is “one of the many options” under study against China, which he accuses of lack of transparency in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, which strongly affected the United States.

Mike Pompeo’s Statements

Trump’s statements are in addition to those delivered by his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who had already commented on the alleged prohibition of this platform on suspicions that Beijing uses them to spy on users.

This Wednesday, Pompeo assured that they are evaluating “every instance” in which he believes that the data of his citizens, on their phones, or in their health care records, are at risk.

“We want to make sure that the Chinese Communist Party does not have a way to easily access that,” he added.

TikTok, very popular with young people thanks to its videos on humor, dance and music, belongs to the Chinese group ByteDance and has almost one billion users worldwide.

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