TikTok’s breakneck rise from a niche video-sharing app to a global social media behemoth has brought plenty of scrutiny, particularly over its links to China.
Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport
ikTok’s breakneck rise from a niche video-sharing app to a global social media behemoth has brought plenty of scrutinies, particularly over its links to China.
Several governments have banned the app from their equipment over fears that data could be viewed by officials in Beijing, and the United States is now trying to force Chinese parent company ByteDance to sell its prized asset.
So is TikTok a spying tool for Beijing, a fun video-sharing app, or both?
Global action against TikTok kicked off in earnest in India in 2020.
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It was among the Chinese apps barred after deadly clashes on the border between India and China, with New Delhi saying it was defending its sovereignty.
The same year, US President Donald Trump threatened a ban and accused TikTok of spying for China, an idea that has gained ground in Washington.
TikTok has admitted ByteDance employees in China accessed details of American accounts but it has always denied turning over data to the Chinese authorities.