U.S. Considers Ban on Chinese App TikTok Due to Security Concerns


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the government is considering a ban on the Chinese app TikTok because of continued security concerns.

On Monday Pompeo said the Trump administration could restrict the access of  American users to the social media app. There are concerns that the platform is being used to surveil and propagandize people.

“We are taking this very seriously and we are certainly looking at it. We have worked on this very issue for a long time, whether its the problem of having Huawei technology in your infrastructure — we’ve gone all over the world and we are making real progress getting that out — we had declared ZTE a danger to American national security,” said Pompeo.

The Secretary also warned Americans to be cautious in using TikTok, which is owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based internet company.