Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would take swift action to ban tic-tac-toe from the United States, the administration first said it was considering such a move with concerns that the Chinese protected proprietary social video app poses a threat to national security.
“As far as ticks are concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters at Air Force One on Friday. Microsoft was reportedly in talks to acquire Tiktok from Beijing-based Internet company ByteDance, but Trump said in an NBC News report that he opposed the deal.
On the ban on ticks, “I have that authority,” Trump claimed, he could use emergency economic power or executive order to enforce the decision. Tiktok said it had never provided user data to Chinese authorities and would not do so unless communist rulers requested it.
But it’s not clear how Trump ordered the “ban” on Tiktok – or if it would go to court. The Trump administration may try to threaten Apple and Google to carry TickTock in their U.S. app stores, adding TickTock to the Commerce Department’s list of foreign companies that “there is a greater risk of evolution in WPD programs, terrorism or the United States.” Security and / or other activities contrary to foreign policy interests.
The United States last year added Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei to its “list of entities,” asking Google and others to close their business with Huawei. But it would be unusual and legally questionable to place Tiktok on that list, James Lewis, director of technology policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), recently told The Verge. Although Tiktok has been fined for forgery under U.S. national information-privacy law (which the FTC is reviewing), there is no evidence that Tiktok is involved in criminal activity that threatens U.S. national security.
The ACLU denounced Trump’s tic-tac-toe as detrimental to his outspoken expression and called it technically “illegal.”
“Banning applications like TickTock, which millions of Americans use to communicate with each other, for free expression and is technically unscientifically dangerous,” said ACLU. Tweets.
The United States does not have a network-level ability to block Internet content or applications nationwide, which is why China imposes Great Firewall censorship. India has the power to block the same national level, under which they banned TikTok along with dozens of other apps from Chinese companies in late June.
In a statement, Tiktok said, “Tiktok U.S. user data is stored in the United States, with strict controls on employee access. TickTock’s biggest investors come from the United States, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our users as we continue to work to make the families and financial careers of those who create our platform happy. “
Tiktok added that it had hired “nearly a thousand people” in the United States in 2020 alone – and planned to hire an additional 10,000 workers. The app has gained popularity for creating and sharing music videos and other short clips of Lip-Sync, especially among teenagers and young adults. ByteDance purchased the previous application Musical.ly from TickTock in 2017.
Last month, Ocala was in the headlines after saving thousands of tickets for Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa, claiming they had helped frustrate Trump’s presence. The Trump 2020 re-election campaign has claimed that fake ticket requests have no effect on flood predictions or presence.
Trump claims he will impose some kind of ban on Tiktok – amid growing tensions with China – a report was released Friday stating that his administration plans to order Biddance to Tiktok under the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS).
This week, TickTock CEO Kevin Mayer responded to U.S. concerns about security and its Chinese ownership, announcing that TickTock would provide more transparency in its activities by publicizing the application’s algorithm, integration policy and data flow. He added that the newly established িয়ন 200 million TickTock Creator Fund to fund the American Creators Platform would exceed 1 1 billion in the next three years in the United States and double that globally.
According to a Reuters report, some American investors in Bytens have paid অ্যাপ 50 billion to the app provider to acquire TightTalk.