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The ban haunts TikTok in a big way


Expansion of the ban on Tik Tok in the United States

The states of New Jersey and Ohio in the United States announced a ban on using the “Tik Tok” application on government-owned and operated devices.

The authorities in the two countries attributed the decision to reasons related to the national security of the United States.

And TikTok is seeking to convince Washington of the security and transparency of its data, amid the expansion of the US ban to more than twenty countries.

The governor of New Jersey expressed concern that the Chinese government would put pressure on the company that owns TikTok, to obtain the information base.

The governor went further, revealing plans to ban applications and online services belonging to more than 10 Chinese companies.

TikTok, in turn, regretted the decision, saying it was based on fallacies and baseless allegations. For three years, TikTok has sought to reassure Washington that the personal data of US citizens cannot be accessed for any reason.

The app has more than 100 million users in the United States.

A few weeks ago, members of the Democratic and Republican parties in the Senate introduced a bill to ban “Tik Tok”.

Before the United States, Indonesia was among the first countries to ban the Chinese app in 2018, then Pakistan for reasons considered ethical, and as a result, TikTok announced the removal of more than one hundred million videos for violating community guidelines.

And India took a similar decision against the background of political tensions with Beijing and other parties related to national security, including the ban on 60 Chinese applications.

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