Index – Tech-Science – One of the most popular social apps can be banned

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has called for the company to divest itself from ByteDance to avoid a US ban. And the popular video-sharing social networking service confirmed this information.

This is the first time under President Joe Biden’s administration that the US has threatened to ban TikTok, according to reports Deutsche Welle.

Britain has already intervened

His predecessor, Donald Trump, already tried to ban TikTok in 2020, but was unsuccessful.

Western officials are increasingly concerned that ByteDance may be turning over personal data to the Chinese government.

However, the company has consistently denied sharing such information with Chinese officials.

Late last month, the White House gave all federal agencies a 30-day grace period to delete TikTok from government assets.

The breaking news is that TikTok is banned from phones used by government ministers and civil servants in Britain. No official statement has been received yet, but Cabinet Minister Oliver Dowden is expected to confirm the app has been banned on government devices. BBC.

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