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POTUS talks about banning TIK TOK

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Pool report regarding comments made by POTUS regarding TIK TOK

POTUS came back on the plane to talk with pool and put the following on the record:

President Trump said Friday he planned to bar the Chinese-owned social media platform Tik Tok from operating in the United States.

Trump told reporters traveling with him from Tampa that he planned to take action against the popular video-sharing app as soon as Saturday.

“As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump said.

Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to ban TikTok in the United States.

“Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that,” he said referring to emergency economic powers.

Trump made clear he was not in favor of a deal to let a U.S. company buy TikTok’s American operations.

The rest of his comments were OFF RECORD.


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Because TikTok was developed by ByteDance.


>ByteDance is the developer of the video-sharing social networking service Douyin (TikTok). On November 9, 2017, ByteDance acquired social media start-up Musical.ly for up to US$1 billion. They combined it with TikTok on August 2, 2018 into a single global application, keeping the TikTok name.

>As of November 2018, ByteDance had over 800 million daily active users (over 1 billion accumulated users) across all of its content platforms.[8][9] The company was valued at $78 billion and is considered one of the most valuable unicorns in the world.[10] The company has an internal committee of the Chinese Communist Party as well as strategic partnerships with Chinese Communist Party-supported ventures in Beijing and Shanghai.


Lurk moar.

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Read the security paper here: https://www.securitynewspaper.com/2020/01/08/reasons-why-tiktok-was-banned-by-us-marines-and-is-dangerous-to-use-it/

According to figures released by cybersecurity firms, TikTok managed to break into the Top 5 of the most downloaded apps of 2019, although user interest also attracted the attention of government agencies and researchers interested in the potential security risks in the use of this platform.

This app is under intense scrutiny for issues related to user privacy, censorship of certain types of content and a potential national security risk declared by the US Military due to its potential partnership with the Chinese government.