We are looking at banning Chinese Apps like TikTok: Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

“I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News.

U.S. administrators have raised national security worries over TikTok’s treatment of client information, saying they were stressed over Chinese laws requiring local organizations “to help and help out knowledge work constrained by the Chinese Communist Party.”

The application, which isn’t accessible in China, has looked to remove itself from its Chinese roots to speak to a worldwide crowd and has underscored its autonomy from China.

Pompeo’s comments additionally come in the midst of expanding U.S.- China pressures over the treatment of the coronavirus flare-up, China’s activities in Hong Kong and an about two-year exchange war.

TikTok, a short-structure video application possessed by China-based ByteDance, was as of late restricted in India alongside 58 other Chinese applications after an outskirt conflict among India and China.

Reuters detailed late on Monday that TikTok would leave Hong Kong to advertise inside days, choosing to do as such after China’s foundation of a broad new national security law for the semi-independent city.