US Vice President Confirmed The Administration'S Intention To Ban TikTok
US Vice President Mike Pence confirmed the US administration's tough approach to Chinese high-tech companies and their products, whether Huawei or TikTok.
Pence, referring to Washington's position on Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, said President Donald Trump has made it clear that his administration will protect US interests from "compromise by the Chinese Communist party."
"So we will continue to take a firm position concerning those entities, whether Huawei or perhaps even TikTok, that pose a threat to the privacy and security of the country," Pence said in an interview with Fox News.
Us lawmakers have expressed national security concerns over the handling of TikTok user data, saying Chinese laws require all domestic companies to "support and cooperate with intelligence controlled by the Chinese Communist party."
Earlier, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced his intention to close TikTok in the United States.
"As for Chinese mobile phone apps, I can assure you that the US will take action on this. I don't want to get ahead of the President, but that's what we're looking at right now," Pompeo told Fox News the day before.
In response to a question from host Laura Ingraham about whether to use the TikTok app at the moment, the Secretary of state replied: "Only if you want your personal information to fall into the hands of the Communist Party of China."
Meanwhile, TikTok's management claims that the app "is not influenced by any foreign States or Chinese authorities," the company's information centers are located outside of the PRC, and "no information is subject to Chinese law."
TikTok is a social network that allows you to shoot music videos, live broadcasts, and exchange messages. The platform has already become a leader in the Chinese market and is popular in many countries around the world, including the United States.