Pompeo Says US “Taking a gander At” Banning Chinese Social Media Apps: Report

“I would prefer not to get out before the President (Donald Trump), yet it’s something we’re taking a gander at,” Mike Pompeo said.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “positively taking a gander at” forbidding Chinese online networking applications, including TikTok.

“I would prefer not to get out before the President (Donald Trump), yet it’s something we’re taking a gander at,” Pompeo said in a meeting with Fox News.

U.S. administrators have raised national security worries over TikTok’s treatment of client information, saying they were stressed over Chinese laws requiring local organizations “to help and help out insight work constrained by the Chinese Communist Party.”

The application, which isn’t accessible in China, has tried to separate itself from its Chinese roots to engage a worldwide crowd and has accentuated its freedom from China.

Pompeo’s comments likewise come in the midst of expanding U.S.- China strains over the treatment of the coronavirus flare-up, China’s activities in Hong Kong and an about two-year exchange war.

TikTok, a short-structure video application possessed by China-based ByteDance, was as of late prohibited in India alongside 58 other Chinese applications after a fringe conflict among India and China.

Reuters announced late on Monday that TikTok would leave the Hong Kong showcase inside days, choosing to do as such after China’s foundation of a general new national security law for the semi-self-sufficient city.