The US is ‘looking at’ banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps: Pompeo

The US is 'looking at' banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

“I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News.

Washington’s top diplomat added that people should only download the app “if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.”

Pompeo said Americans should be cautious in using the short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance.

“Only if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party,” Pompeo remarked when asked if he would recommend people to download TikTok.

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