As a security threat, TikTok was criticized by several members of Congress in the United States. Navy and the Army banned TikTok’s use of government-supplied terminals.
In response to the enactment and enforcement of the Hong Kong National Security Maintenance Law, U.S. IT giants announced that they will stop responding to user data requests while a subsidiary of ByteDance in China, TikTok, will withdraw within a few days from the Hong Kong market.
The program was reported on 6 July. On the same day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a statement suggesting that the US administration is considering banning the program.
TikTok surged in the first quarter of 2020 in popularity, with over 2 billion downloads from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store, according to research company Sensor Tower in April. It has been reported.
TikTok is a social media application that is popular among young people teens and can post videos of up to 15 seconds in time with the music. ByteDance, a company that owns the app, is the most valued privately held firm in the world.