The Real Reasons to Be Concerned About TikTok

The icon for the popular video-sharing app TikTok, in New York, Feb. 25, 2020 (AP photo).
The icon for the popular video-sharing app TikTok, in New York, Feb. 25, 2020 (AP photo).
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Over the past few months, the wildly popular video-sharing app TikTok and its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, have found themselves mired in a serious public relations crisis. In June, India banned dozens of Chinese apps, including TikTok, over national security concerns, and officials in Australia are reportedly investigating the app due to concerns over its ties to the Chinese Communist Party. In the United States, President Donald Trump seemed ready to ban the app last week, but has now given his blessing to a potential deal in which Microsoft would buy TikTok’s operations in the U.S., as well as in […]

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