TikTok Banned in India and Hong Kong. Could the US Be Next?By MBN Staff | Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:16
In the next few days, TikTok will cease to operate in Hong Kong after the new national security law that China enacted for the territory came into effect. "Following recent events, we have decided to end operations of the TikTok application in Hong Kong," said a spokesperson for the social network in an interview for the South China Morning Post, which predicts that the program will no longer be available for download on Apple and Google stores throughout this week.
The Asian country is the second country to ban the famous application of short videos. In late June, the Indian Ministry of Electronics issued a statement announcing that TikTok had been banned in that country claiming security reasons.
Given the possibility that the Chinese government is using the TikTok application to monitor and distribute propaganda, the US government is analyzing restricting access to the Chinese app, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in statements to Fox News. Pompeo said that he and Donald Trump "are taking this possibility seriously" after the presenter of the program, Laura Ingraham, recalled that India had already banned the application and Australia is considering doing so.
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