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Three Trump officials have now hinted at a TikTok ban this month

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, and Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows have suggested that a TikTok ban is on its way.
Three high-ranking US officials have hinted this month that the Trump administration is seriously thinking and working on banning Chinese app TikTok.
The list of officials who made comments of the sort includes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (in an interview on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle), National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien (in an interview on Fox News Radio), and Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (speaking to reporters on an Air Force One flight).
The three officials said TikTok is collecting data on US users and sharing the information with the Chinese Communist Party.
Pompeo, who was the first to start the Trump administration’s attack on the Chinese app, said US officials began looking seriously at banning TikTok in the US after the app was banned days before in India.
On June 29, amid a military conflict with Beijing on India’s northern border, the New Delhi government banned 59 Chinese-made applications, including TikTok, under accusations collecting and sharing data on Indian users with Chinese intelligence.
Pompeo’s initial attack on TikTok was followed days later by National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, who took the accusations a step further, suggesting that TikTok was collecting facial recognition information on US users.

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