The US is considering blocking the Chinese TikTok app as a way to avenge Beijing's coronavirus. This was stated by US President Donald Trump, reports Fortune.
вЂњThis is big business. Look what happened to China with this virus, what they did to the country and the whole world, shame, вЂќTrump explained. However, the US president did not disclose the details of such a decision.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo previously announced plans to ban TikTok in the United States. According to him, Washington really thinks about the restrictions on installing Chinese applications but has not yet made any specific decisions. вЂњYou can install TikTok if you are not confused that the personal data will be in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party,вЂќ said Pompeo.
The Chinese application has already decided to block in Hong Kong. This decision was made in connection with the consideration by the Chinese authorities of the law on national security.
The TikTok application appeared in 2017, its developer is the Chinese company ByteDance. The application is mainly used by adolescents and young children.