President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign ran ads on Facebook ads claiming that app TikTok is “spying” on users.
“TikTok is spying on you,” claimed one ad. “TikTok has been caught red handed by monitoring what is on your phone’s clipboard,” it said.
The ads linked to a survey that asked users whether TikTok should be banned in the US.
Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States was “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. India banned TikTok and other Chinese apps in June.