White House backs Tik Tok ban in US
The White House has welcomed a bill that would allow the United States to ban Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok. This was stated in a statement by US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, quoted by AFP. The bipartisan bill “would authorize the United States government to prevent certain foreign governments from using technology services in a way that creates risks to Americans’ personal data and to our national security,” said Sullivan’s statement, as quoted by BGNES.
We remind you that a number of countries and organizations have already banned the use of the application, which is owned by the Chinese ByteDance. Members of the European Commission and European Parliament have already been ordered to remove the program from the devices they use. A similar step was taken by Canada, as well as the parliament of Denmark. However, if the U.S. undertakes the full ban, it will be the first such decision to come into force on the territory of an entire country. Western governments are increasingly alarmed by evidence that Chinese technology companies are helping the Communist Party and its intelligence services collect vast amounts of data around the world – with a particular focus on important political and security targets.