US: Secretary Pompeo says US is looking at banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps

US: Secretary Pompeo says US is looking at banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is "looking at" banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps.

In an interview with Fox News Pompeo says, "With respect to Chinese apps on people's cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too," he said. "I don't want to get out in front of the President, but it's something we're looking at."

Last week India had banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Likee, WeChat and more.

Pompeo’s statement came because of the rising tensions with China in recent days which arise after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on: Jul 07, 2020 17:19:31

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