- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US could ban Chinese social media apps
- TikTok could easily be one of those social media apps from Chian
The Secretary of State of the United States of America in the ruling Trump Government, Mike Pompeo, in an interview said that the US is “certainly looking at” banning the Chinese Social Media application, including the famous TikTok, on Monday.
During the interview with Fox News, Pompeo said, “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,”.
Mike Pompeo added that the United State of America will have to take a fresh approach with regards to China as the policies implemented earlier of helping them open up their economy with the aim of leading it to additional political freedom did not work.
In the meantime, the popular short-video sharing platform TikTok has said it has stopped operating in Hong Kong given the “recent events”. This decision of TikTok which is owned by ByteDance of China came after Facebook, Google and Twitter put a hold on the requests by the government of Hong Kong and police force for the information on users following China’s imposition of the sweeping new security law.
On the 29th of June, the Indian government announced to ban 59 Chinese applications including the famous ShareIt, TikTok, and Cam Scanner. The decision came in the view of the information available which says “they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”.
The Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had termed India’s decision of banning the 59 Chinese apps a “digital strike”.