For the past several months, there has been talk of banning TikTok in various parts of the country in the United States.
It is only in the United States Senate where this possible ban on TikTok has been raised. He cited national security concerns over fears that Beijing would use the platform’s data to spy on Americans.
TikTok is owned by a Chinese company, which means they can spy on the users of this app. The Senate has already unanimously approved a rule that prohibits the use of the TikTok application by federal employees on equipment already owned by the government. This was done as a precaution against data from the app, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, being collected by the company and passed on to the Chinese government.
Bill to ban TikTok
Republican senators Josh Hawley and Ken Buck have introduced a bill to ban TikTok. An application that has 85 million users in the United States alone. Apple and Google have been asked to remove TikTok from their app stores due to national security concerns.
While all of these new proposals are waiting to be implemented, the Biden administration has a plan for the social networking company outlining how it will prevent the Chinese government from accessing US users’ data and how it will do so. Will provide US government oversight of the platform.
Montana bans TikTok
Now it’s the governor of Montana who has signed a law banning TikTok in that state to protect its residents from data collection by the Chinese government. This censorship of Tiktok will be effective from 1 January 2024.
For that day, the social network will disappear from the App Store on both Android and iOS devices, with the threat of a fine of 9,200 euros. This new law will not punish the users of the app under any circumstances.