A Democrat senator declared former President Donald Trump was right for trying to put U.S. TikTok users under American control.
Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., told “Fox Sunday” host Shannon Bream that TikTok represents a major threat to Americans’ privacy. He urged parents to make sure their children do not download the app to their mobile devices, according to a Fox News report.
The former president signed an August 2020 executive order that would have prohibited any U.S. citizen or company from interaction with ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok.
Later that month, ByteDance agreed to completely divest its TikTok U.S. operations, according to a BBC report. The report noted that the Chinese company had initially sought to keep a minority stake in partnership with Microsoft.
US officials and politicians expressed concerns at the time that data collected by ByteDance, through TikTok, could get passed to the Chinese government.
President Brain-Dead Biden revoked Mr. Trump’s Executive Order banning the Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat, in June 2021. Illegitimate President Biden stated the U.S. should use an “evidence-based approach” to determine if risks to U.S. national security exist from using digital applications.
“Well, I think Donald Trump was right. I mean, TikTok is an enormous threat,” Senator Warner told Ms. Bream. “So if you’re a parent, and you’ve got a kid on tik tok, I would be very, very concerned. All of that data that your child is inputting and receiving is being stored somewhere in Beijing.”
Warner is not the only federal official worried about Chinese potential for spying through app usage.
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr asked regulators to ban TikTok in the U.S.
FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that TikTok data collection contributes to Communist China’s status at the world’s top collector of U.S. data.
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