SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 01: In this photo illustration, the Tik Tok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone on November 01, 2019 in San Anselmo, California. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has started a national security investigation of social media app TikTok after Beijing ByteDance Technology Co acquired U.S. social media app Musical.ly for $1 billion. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The U.S. is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Monday.
Officials in Washington are concerned the TikTok, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, censors content and that it’s user data can be accessed by the Communist Chinese government.
The parent company hired former Disney executive, Kevin Mayer, to be TikTok’s CEO earlier this year in an effort to reassure the US Government.
TikTok says that U.S. user data is stored in the United States. The company also said that its data centers are located entirely outside of China, and none of their data is subject to Chinese law.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added “With respect to Chinese apps on peoples’ cellphones, the United States will get this one right too.”
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