After India, United States Plans to Block TikTok App

Not long after application TikTok reportedly has been blocked in India as a result of the feud on the border between China and India, now it is the turn of the United States who is ready to block the application from China.

The United States Will Block Apps TikTok

Quoted from ReutersSecretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States was planning to block social media applications from the Bamboo Curtain country, one of which was TikTok.

The aftermath of the discourse came after allegations emerged that the application had shared user information with the Chinese government. However, they denied the accusations.

United States lawmakers are concerned about national security regarding user data held by TikTok. They are also concerned about a law in force in China that requires Chinese companies to “support and cooperate with intelligence working under the auspices of the Chinese Communist Party”.

Pompeo also said that Americans should be more careful when using apps developed by Chinese companies ByteDance the.

“Only if you want your personal information to be in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party,” Pompeo said when asked if he was asked to recommend an app. TikTok.

Their Response to Pompeo’s Statement

In response to Pompeo’s statement, TikTok ensure that the app will not pass on its user data to the Chinese government.

“We have no other priority than promoting a sense of security when using our apps, and providing the best experience for our users.

We also will not provide our user data to the Chinese government, even if we are asked by them,” the statement TikTok via email.

TikTok Blocked in India Alongside 59 Other Apps

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Previously, the Chinese application had been blocked along with 59 other applications in India. Most of the applications developed in China have been blocked by the Indian government, and were announced on Monday evening (30/6) local time.

Indian Ministry of Information Technology via release pers-his said that the Indian government had blocked. There are at least 59 blocked applications from China. These applications are suspected to have stolen user data.

In addition, it is suspected that the aftermath of blocking the application was caused by the feud between India and China. The feud took place on the border which has been heating up lately.

It started with an incident in Ladakh province, India where at least 20 Indian soldiers and 40 Chinese soldiers were killed. This event occurred in the battle around the Galwan River. This is a direct border between India and China.

The feud has apparently been going on for a long time, because the region became a conflict zone after China planned to build a road near the border which apparently took over Indian territory in 1950.

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