Just a few days ago, the Indian government banned “TikTok” and other Chinese apps in India. And now after India, the United States is also banning Chinese apps like TikTok and other apps. Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of US, said, the US is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese apps.
After India, US Says It Will Bann TikTok And Other Chinese Apps
On Monday, the secretary Mike said, the United States is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese apps.
In an interview, Mike Pompeo said,
“I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at.”
In the interview with Fox News, Mike said, he and President Donald Trump are taking this seriously. As he was told that India has already banned the app and Australia is also going to do so.
Here is what Pompeo said,
“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 it’s 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.”
“With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too.”
Americans will be warned to be cautious while using TikTok, as their private information will be gone in the hands of the Chinese party.
The remarks on the Chinese social media apps came in mind while the tensions in bilateral ties with Beijing on many issues like COVID-19 outbreak. However, the US has banned Huawei from the 5G networks due to security.
The US has noted the recent ban on Chinese apps in India and some of the lawmakers have urged the American government to follow the same. It is said that the video making app TikTok is a risk to the country.
A Republican Congressman Rick Crawford tweeted a post: “TikTok must go, and it should have been gone yesterday.” And the US National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien also said that the Chinese Government is using TikTok for its own purposes.
O’Brien said, “On TikTok, a Chinese-owned social media platform with over 40 million American users, probably a lot of your kids, and younger colleagues, accounts criticising the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and Beijing’s policies are routinely removed or deleted.”
Earlier, the anchor Ingraham from Fox News urged the US to ban the Chinese apps. In a tweet, she said, “LEADING THE WAY, WHERE’S THE US? India bans dozens of Chinese apps, including TikTok.”
India has already banned Tiktok and other Chinese apps, while the United States is going to ban these apps, and Australia could also ban these apps.