In the United States threaten to ban TikTok


Pompeo said of a possible lockout.

The US authorities consider the possibility of banning the application of Chinese social networks, including TikTok, who earned on purchases more American Youtube and Netflix. On Monday, July 6, said U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo, reports the with reference to Country.

“I don’t want to get ahead of the President (Donald trump — Ed.), but that’s what we see,” said Pompeo.s.

In the United States has previously expressed concerns about how the TikTok processes user data. In particular, we are talking about the Chinese laws that require local companies to cooperate with the intelligence services of the PRC.

The app is not available in China, but owned by China-based companies ByteDance, trying to avoid mention of their Chinese roots, appealing to a global audience.

Pompeo’s remarks were a continuation of the confrontation between the U.S. and China, which began with a trade war nearly two years ago. Revenue ByteDance, operator video TikTok, in January-March amounted to about 40 billion yuan (5,64 billion).