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President Trump on Wednesday said his administration is "looking at" banning TikTok, adding to the scrutiny the popular social media app faces over its data collection policies and close ties to China.
You can see the president's brief comments on TikTok, as well as today's congressional hearing featuring several major tech companies, below, via ABC News:
"We're looking at TikTok, we're thinking about making a decision," Pres. Trump says when asked about whether he was nearing decision about banning the platform.
Professional clubs more and more present on TikTok
© Provided by Sofoot TikTok, here we are. Communication is a profession in its own right in professional clubs. Already very present on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like, football started playing TikTok during the health crisis. History to continue to provide images of fans then deprived of competitions. "TikTok is indeed one of the big winners in containment" , explains for Ecofoot Aurélie Lienhart, columnist at the Observatoire du Sport Business.
Trump says he will be watching today's congressional hearing with tech CEOs "very closely."
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It's unclear if the president meant he's considering a full ban from the U.S., in the same way India recently banned TikTok and several other Chinese apps. TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based Bytedance, has found itself in D.C.'s crosshairs lately, as lawmakers and regulators question the app's data collection practices, as well as its connection to China's communist government; TkTok has denied ever sharing user data with China's government.
Trump's comments come a few weeks after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said the U.S. government was "looking into" banning the app. And this week, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Bidenfrom both their personal and work phones, siting security concerns.
USA could ban Chinese social networks, says Pompeo
USA-TECH-CHINA-POMPEO: USA could ban Chinese social networks, says Pompeo © Reuters / POOL New USA MAY BAN CHINESE SOCIAL NETWORKS, SAID POMPEO (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday evening that the United States is considering banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. Speaking in an interview with Fox News, he did not give any further details, indicating that he did not want to take President Donald Trump by surprise.
TikTok has also been feeling the heat from its competition as well. CEO Kevin Mayer came out swinging on Wednesday, ripping Facebook for looking to present itself as an example of American values when its chief, Mark Zuckerberg, testifies before Congress. Mayer saidwhile also ripping the company for unveiling its own copycat features on Instagram, which Facebook owns.
For more on this topic, TheWrap recently looked atif a TikTok ban were to happen.
Canadian Boman Martinez-Reid Talks Huge TikTok Success And Why He Thinks People Loved To Watch His Videos During Quarantine .
Vanity Fair sat down with some of the biggest TikTok stars out there for the magazine’s latest issue. One of those stars was 22-year-old Boman Martinez-Reid, known as Bomanizer on TikTok, who recently graduated from Ryerson University, where he majored in radio and television arts. He’s since moved back to his parents’ house in Toronto. While still in high school, he created a show with his friends called "Reid It and Weep". RELATED: Gordon Ramsay Among Richest Celebs On TikTok In U.K. “It was a reality show that was just about me and me having problems,” he shared. “Nobody watched it. We were just doing it because it was fun. It was silly.