How Safe Are Your Secrets on TikTok? Examining the Connection between ByteDance, China, Social Media, and U.S. National Security
The Trump administration went as far as to try and ban the app in the US, citing concerns over national security.
TikTok is a social media platform that has taken the world by storm. The app has over 1 billion active users and is particularly popular among young people. However, there have been growing concerns about TikTok's parent company ByteDance, and whether the app poses a threat to national security.
The Controversy Surrounding TikTok and ByteDance
ByteDance is a Chinese company, and some experts have raised concerns that TikTok could be sharing user data with the Chinese government. The Trump administration went as far as to try and ban the app in the U.S., citing concerns over national security. However, the ban was blocked by the courts, and the Biden administration has not made any moves to ban the app.