the US President Donald trump said Friday that he plans to sign an order banning Chinese apps TikTok in the country. “As for TikTok, we prohibit them in the United States. I will sign the document tomorrow,” trump announced to reporters on Board the presidential plane Air Force One, returning from campaign events in Florida, Reuters reports.
This step for which the White house can use its special economic powers, according to experts, will be the culmination of the policy of the us administration in relation to the Chinese social network. U.S. authorities have repeatedly expressed concern about the issue of security of personal data, which operates TikTok. This decision will be a serious blow for the owner of TikTok, based in Beijing Corporation ByteDance that has attracted millions of users in the United States due to the availability and commercial success of the application.
TikTok is one of the only significant foreign competition for U.S. social networking sites such as YouTube and Facebook. In this connection experts do not exclude that the White house is simply trying to oust the Chinese company with a lucrative high-tech market in the United States. With this application you can create short videos. Last year the company said that about 60% of the 26.5 million of its active users in the U.S. are young people aged 16 to 24 years. He TikTok is not available in China, and Chinese users instead use Douyin, a similar app owned by ByteDance.