A Chinese mobile application used for short videos has been banned by the US over security concerns Tick tock The use of TikTok has been banned.
According to the report of the foreign news agency Reuters, the US government announced this week that government agencies have 30 days to delete the TikTok application from government devices and electronic devices.
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On the other hand, the US Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs asked President Joe Biden about the Chinese social media app Tick tock The bill to grant powers of prohibition was passed.
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Under the powers that President Biden (Joe Biden) will get, he will be able to ban any social media app, including Tik Tok. US lawmakers have approved a presidential authorization bill to ban TikTok by a vote of 24 to 16.
The committee’s Republican chairman, Michael McCaul, said that TikTok is a threat to national security.
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He further said that ‘If a person downloads Tik Tok on their device, the Chinese government gets access to that person’s personal information, Tik Tok is a kind of spy balloon’.
The ban on Tik Tok in US official devices has been criticized by China as an abuse of state power and suppression by companies of other countries.
Half of the 50 US states have already banned TikTok.
It should be noted that two weeks ago Canada A ban on Tik Tok was also announced by the government. The Canadian government said that TikTok posed an unacceptable threat to privacy and security. In his statement on the micro-blogging site, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote that we have serious security concerns regarding the application, Tik Tok needs further changes.
TikTok company’s response
Several countries have taken precautionary measures over the platform’s association with China. TikTok faces allegations of accessing user data and providing it to the Chinese government, six intelligence agencies fear. Tick tock Downloading it to official devices can leak people’s sensitive information.
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The company insists it operates no differently from other social media companies and says it will not comply with the data transfer order. However, the TikTok company has denied the allegations, saying that user data is stored on servers outside China, and access to sensitive user information is not provided to the Chinese government.
A TikTok spokesperson responded by saying that they are willing to discuss with government officials how we can further protect the privacy and security of Canadian citizens, but banning TikTok in this way will gain nothing. .
Countries where Tik Tok is banned
Before America and Canada, the use of Tik Tok has been banned on the devices of the European Parliament, European Commission and Council of the European Union employees on February 28. The ban will be applied from March 20.
India banned dozens of other Chinese apps in 2020, including TikTok and messaging app WeChat, citing privacy and security concerns.
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The ban was imposed shortly after a clash between Indian and Chinese troops along the disputed Himalayan border in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and dozens injured.
Tik Tok in Pakistan has been banned four times since October 2020 for spreading immoral content, but the ban was later lifted.
Afghanistan’s Taliban leadership banned TikTok and the PUBG game in 2022, accusing it of ‘misleading’ the youth.