FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21 and CNN) – America is “” banning Chinese language social media apps, together with TikTok, and Indiana U.S. Rep. Jim Banks is assessing why they might put American privateness in danger.
On Fox Information’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated the Trump Administration was contemplating limiting entry to the app.
“I do not wish to get out in entrance of the President [Donald Trump], however it’s one thing we’re ,” he stated.
That prompted a response from some lawmakers on-line, together with Banks, who adopted up on a put up by fellow Republican congressman Ken Buck.
What are the Chinese language Communists doing along with your #TikTok knowledge? Maybe creating AI know-how to make use of cameras to detect faces… we all know they use face recognition software program to discriminate in opposition to #Uighurs. Knowledge is the gas that retains the dystopian #CCP machine operating! https://t.co/fHNcQ65r7I— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) July 7, 2020
Washington’s high diplomat added that individuals ought to solely obtain the app “in order for you your personal data within the palms of the Chinese language Communist Celebration.”
“TikTok is led by an American CEO, with a whole bunch of workers and key leaders throughout security, safety, product, and public coverage right here within the US,” a TikTok spokesperson stated in a press release following Pompeo’s feedback. “We’ve no greater precedence than selling a secure and safe app expertise for our customers.
“We’ve by no means offered person knowledge to the Chinese language authorities, nor would we accomplish that if requested.”