The Trouble With TikTok on U.S. Phones | WSJ

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TikTok, the popular video-messaging app with Chinese roots, is facing global scrutiny as countries consider imposing restrictions on the company. WSJ’s Liza Lin explains why the U.S. government says the quirky platform poses a risk on American smartphones. Photo composite: Sharon Shi

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29 comments

Cole Nickson July 23, 2020 - 12:05 AM

When the US government and Facebook spies on Americans they make a huge issue out of it which is a good thing ofcourse.
But now when the Chinese government is spying on them they don't care about privacy and their data.
Wierd Country I must say.

qintchintchin July 23, 2020 - 12:12 AM

Just simple political motivation from Trump

Bilal Saeed July 23, 2020 - 12:27 AM

What would china do with the dance video of the whole world.

Taz Devil July 23, 2020 - 12:28 AM

People.value this useless app over their privacy? ?

Blanket白白布 July 23, 2020 - 12:28 AM

i deleted it since feb, when tiktok and DOUYIN(tik tok in mainlain china) keep pushing propaganda

Blanket白白布 July 23, 2020 - 12:30 AM

bytedance is a chinese company, funded by ccp, it doesn'treally matter where their headquarter is ….they belongs to ccp

TechLiberator July 23, 2020 - 12:43 AM

Trump is so pathetic.

zeyuan liu July 23, 2020 - 12:46 AM

WSJ perfectly in line with Washington agenda. Nice media coverage

Jeffin July 23, 2020 - 12:47 AM

Why would some one need a useless app tbh

Felix Gijón July 23, 2020 - 12:53 AM

Maybe I fail to see the value behind TikTok, but people need to understand that any social media platform will use their data for profit. Just how nefarious are TikTok's plans? Who knows. I don't use TikTok and I won't miss it when its gone. There is always another app around the corner.

Jeffin July 23, 2020 - 12:55 AM

Tik tok says it won't share any data with the government but according to the article 7 and 14 the laws sayAny organization or citizen shall support, assist and cooperate with the state intelligence work in accordance with the law, and keep the secrets of the national intelligence work known to the public. Basically meaning if the government asks they will be forced to say so idont belive in tik tok

Guddu Kr Singh July 23, 2020 - 12:55 AM

UNISTALL TIK TOK THIS KIND OF APP REALLY AFFECTS YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR'S PERSONAL DATA, THIS APP IS NOT SAFE.

tijs gk July 23, 2020 - 1:09 AM

I hope it will happen

Shahyan008 July 23, 2020 - 1:09 AM

???? RULES ARE RULES… TIKTOK ISN'T BAD JUST LIKE FB, GOOGLE, SNAPCHAT

past play - gaming July 23, 2020 - 1:17 AM

It's 420
…..nice

Daniel Wang July 23, 2020 - 1:21 AM

Just check on Tiananmen, xinjiang etc, they are certainly not banned . And honestly , why a dance video platform will care those, they make money by encouraging you to watch funny videos

Aurobindo Ghosh July 23, 2020 - 1:29 AM

then americans can use nokia 1100 phone to be safe from tik tok, then china will not get any data

lotarus wing July 23, 2020 - 1:33 AM

trump can destroy dems and rep that blame russia for 2016 just by pointing out 2008 was rigged to continue destroying 7 countries in 5 years westley clark leaked memo ://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mrJRHwbVG8

lotarus wing July 23, 2020 - 1:33 AM

dems spread covid19 with lunar new year parades+rioters, EU spread covid19 by defending unrestricted human trafficking, WHO said healthy don't need masks,but they still shameless blame in dining/salon

Financial Shinanigan July 23, 2020 - 1:34 AM

China blocks U.S. tech companies. Just returning the favor.

Vampire將臣 July 23, 2020 - 2:08 AM

tik tok????????????????????

Study Everyday July 23, 2020 - 2:19 AM

Tiktok is to be banned. Me: nothing valuable is lost

XYZ Abc July 23, 2020 - 2:34 AM

These are starting signs of US losing its power

Ian Berg July 23, 2020 - 3:04 AM

I just count on the best stuff on Tik Tok being copied to FB, Twitter, Youtube

0 0 July 23, 2020 - 3:13 AM

No news is good news I guess.

0 0 July 23, 2020 - 3:13 AM

If it does negative things to your phone, just don’t download it!

Lei Zhao July 23, 2020 - 3:23 AM

Serious pornography, seriously?

TheWongMan 1 July 23, 2020 - 3:26 AM

TIKTOK BUYOUT BBYYYYYYY. this ain't going away

AT T July 23, 2020 - 3:39 AM

When India banned tik tok, Indian tik tokers with over 12m followers strongly supported the decision and simply migrated to other platforms. American tik tokers should also support the decision. China govt is seriously cancerous.