The administration of President Donald trump is considering to limit the access of US users to the Chinese app TikTok because of fears that it can be used by the Chinese government for propaganda. This was the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News.
Pompeo warned Americans that they should be careful when using TikTok, if they don’t want their personal information “was in the hands of the Communist party of China”.
U.S. Secretary of state also recalled that the States had already restricted the use of the products of the Chinese company Huawei and announced the Chinese company ZTE, which produces smartphones, a threat to U.S. national security.
TikTok – a service for creating and viewing a short video, belonging to the Beijing company ByteDance. At the end of June, the social network is banned in India, along with 58 other Chinese applications because they allegedly harm the sovereignty and integrity of the country.
To abandon the Chinese telecommunication products in the United States began with 2019. In particular, 21 Feb 2019 Pompeo said that Washington refuses to cooperate with countriesthat use the Chinese company Huawei Technologies. In the us intelligence community assumed that Huawei funded the Ministry of public security of China, exploration and the people’s liberation army of China.
16 may 2019 trump declared a state of emergency in the sphere of communications in connection with a threat to national security, Huawei is in the black list. The last time sanctions against the Chinese company was extended in may of this year until may 2021 th.