We all are aware that India has banned and boycotted the use of Chinese applications. Following the footsteps of India, the US is also planning to ban the famous Chinese social media app TikTok.
Statement by U.S. Secretary, Mike Pompeo
“We are taking this very seriously. We are certainly looking at it,” Pompeo said. “With respect to Chinese apps on peoples’ cellphones, the United States will get this one right too.”
He also said that they’re looking into banning the app since the app shares data with the Chinese Government. However, TikTok has always said that it doesn’t supply the user’s sensitive data to the Chinese Government. But irrespective of this, countries across the globe are planning to ban the platform one by one.
TikTok User’s Reply To Pompeo
On Tuesday, one of the TikTok’s user has said in a statement giving reply to Mike Pompeo on writing “TikTok is led by an American CEO, with hundreds of employees and key leaders across safety, security, product, and public policy here in the U.S. We have no higher priority than promoting a safe and secure app experience for our users. We have never provided user data to the Chinese government, nor would we do so if asked.”
Claims by TikTok
TikTok, possessed by the Chinese company ByteDance, has an evaluated that on an average there are 65-80 million active users in the United States, that too monthly. The popularity of the platform increased last year itself has over 175 million downloads in the U.S. and over 1 billion clients worldwide.
TikTok also says that it has information and data storage offices in the U.S. and Singapore. For illustration, in spite of the fact that it is hazy and still doubtful as to whether all U.S. TikTok users photographs and names are put away there.
The company said that it would mollify India, which prohibited the use of TikTok last week itself alongside 58 other Chinese apps, that it may store all Indian information on a server in India. This is something which company said it would construct a year prior, but has not however conveyed on that.
China’s Clash with India & US
India’s move to boycott TikTok came at a time when the nation got in border debate with China. This debate led to aggression in Indians and hence the move was taken to boycott the Chinese apps. This afterward driver the potential activists to target TikTok at one of their Indian workplaces. In the blink of an eye after, the Indian government prohibited handfuls of apps from its domestic app stores.
The U.S. is also having geopolitical issues with China. Thus, the country is planning to boycott the famous social media platform, TikTok.