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Pompeo tells Fox News the US is 'certainly looking into' banning TikTok over privacy concerns

Pompeo tells Fox News the US is 'certainly looking into' banning TikTok over privacy concerns




Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the US is considering banning TikTok over concerns of Chinese surveillance.




Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Pompeo warned that Americans should be wary of downloading the popular app unless they wanted their private data "in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party."




TikTok is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, though it maintains that it is an international company that operates independently from the Chinese government.




India banned TikTok last week, along with dozens over other Chinese apps, citing concerns about national security and privacy of user data.




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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the US is considering banning TikTok over concerns of Chinese surveillance.
Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Pompeo said that the Trump administration was "certainly" looking at banning the viral video app.
"We are taking this very seriously and we are certainly looking at it," Pompeo said. "We have worked on this very issue for a long time, whether its the problem of having Huawei technology in your infrastructure — we've gone all over the world and we are making real progress getting that out — we had declared ZTE a danger to American national security," said Pompeo.
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