The United States has started considering restricting other Chinese online life applications, including TikTok. Speaking to Fox News, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, "We are taking this issue very seriously. We are unquestionably investigating it. We regard Chinese applications on individuals' telephones." But in the United States, the privilege applications will be given space.
In recent months, members of the US Congress have raised concerns about TikTok talks, alleging that tick-tack users could leak data to the Chinese government. Asked if he would advise American citizens to use TikTok, Mike Pompeo said "only if they want to hand over their private information to the Chinese government."
Reacting to the US Secretary of State's statement, a spokesman for TikTok said: " TikTok is headed by a US CEO and has hundreds of safety, security, product, and public policy employees and key officials in the United States. "We have no priorities more important than consumer protection and the security of the app experience. We do not provide any user data to the Chinese government, nor have we been told so."
Last week, a number of popular Chinese apps, including TikTok, such as WeChat, were banned in India. The Indian government justified the ban on these apps by justifying security risks and protecting user data. On the other hand, the trade war between the United States and China has been going on for a long time and any decision to ban other Chinese apps, including TikTok, will only make the situation worse. TikTok has already been banned by several US agencies, as was the US Navy last year.