China just targeted President Donald Trump and the White House is shocked. Millions of Americans are also stunned by this aggressive move — one that is posing a major national security risk for the United States.
“A recent report from NPR claims that the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the app from the United States,” reported Breitbart News.
According to the report, TikTok claims that Trump’s ban is “unconstitutional” and that “the administration’s justification of national security concerns is baseless.” We will see how the company’s argument holds up in court.
However, the concern about TikTok being owned by a Chinese company is the greatest concern — which is why Trump and other Republicans have sounded the alarm about privacy issues for people who use the app.
At any time, the Chinese government could demand that TikTok turn over the user data of millions of Americans. This is a grave national security concern, and so TikTok’s future — if it intends to have one — would be best served under a U.S. company.
In fact, Microsoft may “move forward with plans to purchase the U.S. operations of TikTok” and could face competition from Twitter. But one thing is absolutely certain: All of TikTok’s Chinese connections must be severed.
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