Tik Tok being banned in the U.S

The U.S. Government is thinking about banning Tik tok. Tik tok is an app people all across the world use to watch interesting and short videos. Over the past few years Tik Tok has rose to the top with other social media platforms even topping some of them with a whopping 1.0 billion active users. Tik tok is owned by an organization called “ByteDance” and its associate “Douyin” which is a Chinese organization.  According to CNN news, Trump once threatened to ban tik tok in the USA if its Chinese owners did not expunge from the entire corporation. Biden administration also made the same threat that Trump made (Thorbecke). The federal government has concerns that the data everyday Americans post to tik tok is going back to the Chinese cooperation in an act to spy on Americans or gain access to classified entail according to Time Magazine (Person). According to The Verge, Tik tok responded to this threat by stating that user data is not stored in China and they introduced a deal with the U.S. that would separate US operations from ByteDance to take away their concerns  (Sato). The fate of tik tok in the US is still unknown, The Ceo Shou Zi Chew testified in front of a congressional committee sometime this month according to The Verge  (Sato). 




Work Cited


Person, and David Shepardson Echo Wang. “TikTok Says US Threatens Ban If Chinese Owners Don’t Sell Stakes.” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 16 Mar. 2023, https://www.reuters.com/technology/us-threatens-tiktok-ban-if-chinese-owners-dont-sell-stake-wsj-2023-03-15/.

Sato, Mia. “Biden Administration Reportedly Demanding That Tiktok Sell or Face a Ban.” The Verge, The Verge, 16 Mar. 2023, https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/15/23642457/tiktok-sale-ban-threat-biden-administration-bytedance.

Thorbecke, Catherine, and Brian Fung. “The US Government Is Once Again Threatening to Ban Tiktok. What You Should Know | CNN Business.” CNN, Cable News Network, 18 Mar. 2023, https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/18/tech/tiktok-ban-explainer/index.html.