• Ed Nybble

Can the U.S. Government Ban TikTok?

The Trump administration confirmed in July that it was considering a ban of TikTok and said it would “take actions that preserve and protect [citizens’] information” from the Chinese government, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Given how much information the app collects from users - which isn't much different to U.S.-based social media companies - there's concerns about where data is stored and what, if anything, is shared with Beijing. TikTok claims data from its American users is kept in the U.S., despite its privacy policy mentioning it may share data with “a parent, subsidiary, or other affiliate of our corporate group.”

“I don’t think there’s any self-imposed deadline for action, but I think we are looking at weeks, not months,” commented White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

But, can the U.S. government actually ban TikTok? Read the full article here

Source: Adweek

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