A representative for China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the United States ban on the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is a misuse of state authority and a reflection of Washington’s fears.
U.S. officials “have been overstretching the concept of national security and abusing state power to suppress other countries’ companies,” Mao Ning said in a daily briefing. “How unsure of itself can the U.S., the world’s top superpower, be to fear a young person’s favorite app to such a degree?”
Under instructions released on Monday, the White House ordered all federal agencies to remove TikTok from all government devices within 30 days. TikTok was previously banned from White House devices.
Washington is worried that Beijing could use its legal and regulatory capabilities to gain private user data or to try to spread misinformation or narratives favoring China through TikTok, which is used by two-thirds of American teenagers.
TikTok has been blocked from all government-issued mobile devices in more than half of the United States, including by Congress. ByteDance Ltd., the private Chinese firm that owns TikTok and will relocate its headquarters to Singapore in 2020, has come under fire from those who want to expand the ban to include all its apps and websites.
YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are just some of the many Western social media platforms and messaging apps that China has restricted for quite some time.
Trade, computer chips, other technologies, national security, Taiwan, and the recent discovery and shooting down of a suspected Chinese spy balloon over the United States are just a few topics that have strained relations between Washington and Beijing.
On Monday, Canada joined the United States in announcing that TikTok would be blocked on all government-issued mobile devices.
(As per apnews.com ) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said to reporters after the announcement-
“I suspect that as government takes the significant step of telling all federal employees that they can no longer use TikTok on their work phones many Canadians from business to private individuals will reflect on the security of their own data and perhaps make choices.”
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Mona Fortier, president of the Canadian Treasury Board, declared that TikTok” resents an unacceptable level of risk to privacy and security” after a review byCCanada’sChieff Information Officer.
TikTok, according to Fortier, Chinese officials blame the TikTok ban on American insecurity.
“On a mobile device, TikTok’s data collection methods provide considerable access to the contents of the phone.”
On Tuesday ( 28 Feb 2023), the software will no longer be available on Canadian government-issued mobile devices. This Monday, the European Union’s executive branch announced that, as a temporary cybersecurity measure, the app TikTok would be blocked from employee phones.
TikTok has raised concerns about the restrictions, claiming that it has not been given a chance to address questions and that governments are isolating themselves from a platform that is popular among many people.