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Entertainment Trump Says He's 'Looking at' TikTok Ban in the US

20:41  29 july  2020
20:41  29 july  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

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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:

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 Biden had his staffers delete the app from both their personal and work phones, siting security concerns.

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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 said Facebook's barbs were "disguised as patriotism," while also ripping the company for unveiling its own copycat features on Instagram, which Facebook owns.

For more on this topic, TheWrap recently looked at 4 apps that could benefit if 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.

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