TikTok TikTok the time is ticking for the Communist China-based video-sharing application TikTok.
President Trump signed an executive order giving TikTok’s parent company ByteDance Ltd 45 days to either sell the company or it would be banned in the United States.
TikTok has shown itself to be a national security threat to the United States and is just another way China has portrayed itself to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Fox News reported this about the upcoming ban of TikTok:
President Trump issued an executive order Thursday night that would see the social media platform TikTok banned within 45 days.
TikTok is a video sharing mobile application, owned by ByteDance Ltd., that the Trump administration has deemed a national security threat on the basis that the app has been gathering data that could potentially be shared with the government of China.
“TikTok automatically gathers vast swaths of information from its users, including internet and other network activity information such as location data and browsing and search history,” the executive order said.
“This data threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) access to Americans’ personal and propietrary information – potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information and blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.”
The U.S. ban puts pressure on the China-based company to sell the app’s U.S. platform – Microsoft is reportedly a leading contender, but the deal will be closely monitored by the Trump administration.
“If Microsoft or any U.S. company buys TikTok this will be carefully monitored to make sure there is absolutely no Chinese involvement in the new company,” said one Wall Street executive with knowledge of the matter told Fox Business.”
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 7, 2020
BREAKING: President Trump just issued an executive order "on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok." It takes effect in 45 days, prohibits "any transaction" with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, and will almost certainly face legal challenges. pic.twitter.com/Ma9XOfYgOB
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) August 7, 2020
Trump signs executive order over 'threat' posed by TikTok https://t.co/ao1Yc5juKn
— The Independent (@Independent) August 7, 2020
Bytedance might not give in to selling TikTok with the Communist State of China whispering in their ears. So, be on the lookout for teeny boppers crying that their rights are being taken away, in reality, they are playing into China’s hand.
Here’s a video with an in-depth look into the ban: