Trump & Tik Tok
The popular Chinese owned video content creating app Tik Tok is, currently facing the investigation on national security risks by Trump’s administration in the USA. The company is going through harsh actions and impositions regarding the security concerns in the united states. Also, tik tok is facing strong coercion from trump for formal dissolution from its parent company in china, ByteDance.
Beijing based ByteDance repeatedly turned down every imputation regarding that they leaked the user information to the Chinese government. The popular user’s comments are “Hundreds of millions of people come to TikTok for entertainment and connection, including our community of creators and artists who are building livelihoods from the platform,” “We’re motivated by their passion and creativity, and committed to protecting their privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform.”
Ban And Microsoft
The purchase ot tik tok will be a huge masterstroke for Microsoft. The silicon valley giants on 2014 procured the popular video game mine craft with one of the largest community strength back then. Later by the end of 2016, they obtained popular job and outsourcing application LinkedIn for 26 billion US dollars.
Currently, tik tok is facing extreme pressure from the Trump administration for the divest from bytedance. The negotiations are going on between the administration and the company. Even though the company is kept rejecting the fact of user data threats the white house expressed the concerns since the parent company is Chinese. Following the border disputes in the boundary of India china, India banned tik tok overnight along with other 50 Chinese applications including UC browser.
On Friday, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, who leads the committee, briefed the presidents disinvestment plans for tik tok. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States, I will sign the document tomorrow,” said Trump on Friday night, indicating that ban could come into effect immediately.