Why does Donald Trump want to ban Tiktok?

The Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok has millions of users in the US. But many feel disappointed by President Donald Trump’s threats to ban it in the country.

Washington says it is worried users’ data could be shared with the Chinese government and that videos could be censored, but TikTok has rejected that.

Tech giant Microsoft says it will continue talks to buy Tiktok’s operations in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The corporation says it has spoken to Trump and will tackle his concerns about the social media platform. 

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Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra 


Victor Gao – Vice president at the Center for China and Globalisation

Megha Mishra – Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute

Elliott Zaagman – Co-host of the China Tech Investor podcast

Source: Al Jazeera News

Article source: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2020/08/donald-trump-ban-tiktok-200803194237079.html