The House of Representatives of the US Congress approved an amendment to ban the TikTok app for government agencies of the country, which was previously accused of spying favor of China, in the draft defense budget for the next fiscal year (starting in the country on October 1).
The initiative was supported by 336 congressmen, 71 legislators opposed it. Members of the House of representatives believe that the app can allegedly pose a serious threat to US national security. According to their version, the company вЂ” owner of TikTok Beijing ByteDance вЂ” collects data of Americans that can be used in cyberattacks against the United States.
Earlier it was reported that the White House is considering adding the Chinese app to the US Department of Commerce's blacklist, which will prevent the transfer of personal data of US citizens to China. This measure will mean that American companies, including Apple, will not be able to provide TikTok SOFTWARE on their platforms for installing software updates. It is noted that the final decision on measures against the app developed in China is expected to be made within a month.
Also, earlier Secretary of state Michael Pompeo said that the US does not exclude the possibility of blocking TikTok on the territory of the country.