President Donald Trump has announced, Friday, 31 July, that it would prohibit the United States the social network TikTok, suspected by Washington of being able to be used by the information chinese.
“In regards TikTok, we forbid the United States “, said Mr. Trump to journalists onboard the presidential plane Air Force One. He added that it would be as early as Saturday.
TikTok belongs to the chinese group ByteDance. It has nearly a billion users in the world and is very popular with young audiences.
Tiktok denies links with the chinese authorities
TikTok was the subject of an investigation by the CFIUS, the u.s. agency in charge of ensuring that foreign investment does not pose a risk to national security.
Steven Mnuchin, the us Treasury secretary, had made it known Wednesday that he would make a ” recommendation “ on TikTok to the White House this week.
TikTok has often had to defend his links with China, where ByteDance has a similar application under a different name. It has always denied to share data with the chinese authorities and the insured does not have the intent to accept requests in this sense.