After India, now the Chinese app can be banned in America too. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has indicated this. He said in an interview on Monday that all of China's social media apps, including TikTok, are seriously thinking about banning the app.
The US statement came 6 days after the action in India on the Chinese app. A Chinese app like TikTok has also exposed the threat to national security. There is also tension between the US-China on the issue of Corona and Hong Kong.
On June 29, amid tension in Ladakh, India banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok.The government said that user information is being obtained through these apps, they are a threat to the security of the country. Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called the decision a digital strike on China. Pompeo had rightly said that India's decision.
The United States is the second major market for TikTok outside China. There are 4.54 crore users of Tittock right now, there were 3.96 crores till 2019.
On the other hand, TikTok in India was growing rapidly. TikTok had 11.93 crore users in India by 2019, nearly 200 million by June this year.
China's video-sharing app TikTok has said that it will be out of Hong Kong's business in a few days. TikTok this decision after the new security law came into force in Hong Kong.
China implemented the security law in Hong Kong from 1 July. There is a provision in this disputed law that if someone takes recourse to social media for protest, action can be taken against the social media company.
Tiktok, on the other hand, has also been accused of managing content and user data in favor of the Chinese government.The US is thinking about a restriction on Chinese web-based social networking applications like the well known video-sharing stage TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo disclosed to Fox News on Monday.
"We are paying attention to this very. We are positively taking a gander at it," Pompeo said. "Concerning Chinese applications on people groups' cellphones, the United States will get this one right as well."
In the course of the most recent couple of years, US legislators have become progressively worried over TikTok's treatment of client information and the connection between its parent organization — the Beijing-based ByteDance — and the Chinese government. Officials charge that TikTok could be constrained into giving over information or other knowledge to the Chinese Communist Party.
A TikTok representative reacted to Pompeo's comments Tuesday in an announcement, expressing
"TikTok is driven by an American CEO, with several workers and key pioneers across wellbeing, security, item, and open arrangement here in the U.S.
We have no higher need than advancing a sheltered and secure application experience for our clients. We have never given client information to the Chinese government, nor would we do as such whenever inquired."
Now USA is also alert against TikTok but while it is also an evident fact that followed India which did a digital strike on China and became the first nation in the world to take a stand against China. Especially on a digital front, it fought the battle with China and also lead it but USA only followed it ...seems like the new world order is getting established with India as the leader and USA it's secondary ally.