Tik Tok To Be Banned In America Following Data Collection Dispute
A Chinese owned entertainment application, Tik Tok is set to hear a final issue on Saturday after the US President Donald Trump hinted an upcoming ban of the app from the US following concerns about data collection by the popular music-video app.
This as administration tensions between China and the US continue to escalate.
The popular music-video app is owned by ByteDance Ltd., one of China’s biggest tech companies.
It has been downloaded more than 2 billion times globally and more than 165 million times in the U.S.
Recent Trump statement has caused a huge panic on American profiles who had made fortunes from and gained so much following from the entertainment application.
The administration’s moves come as a way to retaliate against China over its handling of the pandemic.
It is further sparked by data security concerns over a massive amount of data the Chinese based company has and is collecting from America
But TikTok has repeatedly rejected accusations that it feeds user data to China.
TikTok says American user data is stored in servers in the U.S. and Singapore, not China.
However, this has not given the US any resounding information to believe its resolutions.
“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” said President Trump as he told reporters on Friday night. Asked when it would happen, he said: “Soon, immediately. I mean essentially immediately.”
He told reporters he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday, today.