Donald Trump says he is looking at BANNING TikTok

Thursday, 30 Jul, 2020

(There have already been signs TikTok looks to appease the Chinese government, including censoring videos that mention the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.) Now, there is real momentum behind a potential ban.

Mnuchin said he'd make a recommendation to Trump this week. And this week, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden had his staffers delete the app from both their personal and work phones, siting security concerns.

It is titled the "No Tiktok on Government Devices Act", clearly the Americas do not like being subtle.

A TikTok spokesperson did not comment on the Biden campaign's guidance, but directed Business Insider to the company's previous statement about the DNC and RNC warnings, where it told CNN that it is "fully committed to protecting our users' privacy and security" and that it welcomes "dialogue with anyone who has questions".

TikTok can access users' clipboard content on iOS - potentially a problem for anyone using a password manager to log into secure accounts.

TikTok's wide popularity among American teens has brought scrutiny from USA regulators and lawmakers who fear their personal information could fall into the hands of government officials in Beijing.

It revealed that the United States (US) fund will start with $200 million to help support ambitious creators who are seeking opportunities to foster a livelihood through their content.

With passage in the Democrat-controlled House and approval by the Republican-led Senate Committee, the prohibition could soon become law in the United States.

Trump's comments come a few weeks after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said the USA government was "looking into" banning the app.

For example, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently said Americans should be cautious in using the app.

China has no intention to nor will it intervene in the USA election, a spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said at a daily news conference on Wednesday.

The report says that several investors in ByteDance, including Sequoia and General Atlantic, would have majority ownership in TikTok transferred to them after paying an amount based on the app's full value.

"We will not wait for regulation to come, but instead TikTok has taken the first step by launching a Transparency and Accountability Center for moderation and data practices".

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with executives from other major tech companies, were scheduled to speak at a congressional antitrust hearing Wednesday morning.