President Trump May Ban Tik Tok

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( President Donald Trump has long considered China a danger to the United States, and the outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus proved him right. The news that Trump is considering banning Chinese social media app “Tik Tok” is probably not all that surprising, then. The Trump administration confirmed on Tuesday that they are looking into banning the use of the app in the United States, a move that was recently taken by India citing security concerns.

Speaking to Greta Van Susteren, the host of Full Court Press on Gray TV, the president said it’s “something we’re looking at” on the issue of banning Tik Tok.

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently stated that the Trump administration is considering a ban on using social media apps owned by China in the United States. Speaking on the Ingraham Angle on Fox News, Pompeo said that they have been considering this problem for some time.

“We’re certainly looking at it. We’ve worked on this very issue for a long time, whether it was the problems of having Huawei technology in your infrastructure – we’ve gone all over the world and we’re making real progress getting that out,” he said. “We declared ZTE a danger to American national security. We’ve done all of these things. With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you, the United States will get this one right too.”

What does that mean? Well, it could be that they chose not to ban the apps in the end. The decision would likely be unpopular with a huge portion of the populace, but the question of national security is an important one.

One way in which the United States could be sure that the apps don’t pose a threat to the United States or compromise the data of millions of American citizens is to engage in greater discussion with Google and Apple who control the distribution of the apps.

Let’s see if these major tech companies can guarantee that peoples’ data is not compromized by Tik Tok. If they can’t, then you might be saying goodbye to those short, silly videos that pop up on your social media feed from time to time…