TikTok Ban:Tiktok is a short video platform which is known all over the world. Along with this, it is touching new heights of success every day, but due to national security concerns, TikTok is being opposed in many countries. Due to its opposition, the government of many countries has banned it. This app has also been banned in India, now there are reports that there is a demand to ban this app in America too. A head of the US Federal Communications Commission (USFCC) has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok’s app from the App Store over data security concerns related to China. Concerns about the social media app TikTok, which has over 1 billion users worldwide. Trading under the name Meta, the company’s share price had fallen due to Tiktok. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has openly admitted that the reason behind the fall in his company’s share prices is the growth of TikTok and other such social media platforms. Also experts from all over the world are complaining about the success of this app. Citing threat to national security, 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, were banned. Most of the reactions on social media were related to Tiktok. People were divided into two groups regarding the ban on Tiktok. One side says that apps like Tiktok are a threat to the security of the country and the government has done the right thing by banning them. On the other hand, it was said that the jobs of people working in Tiktok and the platform of artists are being snatched away. Its ownership is with the Chinese company ByteDance. When Donald Trump was the US President, the company faced US scrutiny. One of the FCC’s commissioners, Brendan Carr, shared a letter via Twitter with Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. The letter points to reports that TikTok has violated the App Store policies of the two companies and other developments. “TikTok is not just a funny video or meme sharing app. Whereas Tiktok acts as a spy and also steals personal and sensitive data of users. If Apple and Alphabet do not remove TikTok from their App Store, they will have to make a statement on this and also explain their own and TikTok’s policy. Such a warning was given in the context of Tiktok. In the letter, Brendan Carr cited a BuzzFeed News report earlier this month that said recordings from TikTok employees indicated engineers in China had access to US data between September 2021 and January 2022.
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