The U.S. President said that Washington is considering a ban on TikTok in the United States. He suggested paying attention to how the PRC and the coronavirus situation was developing and emphasized that blames China for the pandemic, the inability to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the concealment of facts.
He also noted that the TikTok ban is "one of many" ways he is looking to hit back at the Beijing government over the coronavirus, which has infected nearly 3 million people in the U.S. and killed more than 130,000.
"It's a big business. Look, what happened with China with this virus, what they've done to this country and to the entire world is disgraceful," the American leader explained.
Earlier, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said that the U.S. plans to ban the social media platform. Before popular teen app had privacy vulnerability, it was collecting information about children under 13 without parental permission, which violated the U.S. privacy law.
The U.S. authorities are really considering banning the Chinese applications in the country but have not yet decided on their list.
Pompeo did not pay attention to the words of the TikTok representative, who said that the company had never fed user data to China. Instead, the Secretary of State turned to the Americans and said that they could install the app on their gadgets if they are not worried that their personal data will fall into the Chinese Communist Party's hands.
"TikTok is led by an American CEO, with hundreds of employees and key leaders across safety, security, product, and public policy here in the U.S.," a company spokesperson said. "We have never provided user data to the Chinese government, nor would we do so if asked."