Trump Says He Will Ban TikTok In America Due to Chinese Collecting information Through The App
President Donald Trump said Friday night that he will ban the popular video app TikTok in the United States, rejecting a potential deal for Microsoft to buy the app from its Chinese-owned parent company.
During the flight back to Washington from Florida, Trump made the comments while chatting with reporters “As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump said, calling the action a “severance.”
Trump did not specify whether he will act through an executive order, or another method. such as a designation, according to NBC News.
Trump added “I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that,”.
A TikTok spokesperson told NBC News that the app helped to create jobs across the U.S. and was fully committed to user privacy.
“We’ve hired nearly 1,000 people to our US team this year alone, and are proud to be hiring another 10,000 employees into great paying jobs across the US.,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “Our $1 billion creator fund supports US creators who are building livelihoods from our platform.
At the beginning of july India's government also claimed that the app is using data illegally, and secretly collecting information from people's phones when they download the apps. Using this app is a threat to India's national security.