What will happen if US bans TikTok?

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

26th Sep, 2020. 06:37 pm

TikTok is under hot water after the US President Donald Trump has called the Chinese app a national security risk, resulting, TikTok has currently become the center of the geopolitical war between the USA and China.

According to Trump, TikTok and its parent company ByteDance can access the user’s data and forward it to the Chinese intelligence services.

From Sunday night, Trump’s executive order would ban the TikTok’s new downloads and from November 12 would ban the usage of App in the US. However, if a deal to restructure its ownership comes to fruition, then Trump may think to uplift the ban.

With over 700 million users, TikTok is one of the most downloaded and used social media space.

According to the company, in the United States alone, TikTok has over 100 million users out of which 50 million logging on every day.

When the reports of banning TikTok in the US before July started to circulate, TikTol was adding almost 400,000 US users every day.

Earlier in August, United States (US) President Donald Trump targeted ByteDance with a new executive order ordering it to sell the US operations of its video-sharing app TikTok within 90 days.

Trump issued restrictions that TikTok and WeChat will end all operations in the US, his move aimed to counter China’s rising global power.

ByteDance bought karaoke video app Musical.y from a Chinese rival about three years ago in a deal valued at nearly a billion dollars. It later incorporated into TikTok, which turned out to be global popularity.

Trump’s order contends there is “credible evidence” leading him to believe that ByteDance’s take-over of Musical.ly ‘threatens to impair the national security of the United States.’


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