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Why does Trump want to ban Tiktok? | Inside Story

It’s one of the most downloaded apps of all times and famous for its catchy videos.
The Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok has millions of users in the U.S. alone.
But many feel disappointed by President Donald Trump’s threats to ban it in their country.
Now tech giant Microsoft says it will continue talks to buy Tiktok’s operations in the U-S, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The corporation says it’s spoken to Trump and will tackle his concerns about the social media platform.
Washington is worried users’ data could be shared with the Chinese government and videos censored.
TikTok rejects that.
How far will Trump go in his business war against China?

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 podcast China Tech Investor.

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    Mohammed Qasim Al Mammari


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    India now ban Indian from learning Chinese

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    China don't allow other app in their countries so why are they mad that other countries are banning their app

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    India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Philippine, and many other Asian countries are banning China made

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    China meeting karma . Years ago china banned google , Facebook , youtube and many more . Now same china is complaining injustice .lol

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    Let us all unite to ban chinese product

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    Trump boasts he made a very good trade deal with China. Right now China has been having a post GDP of over 3% while in US the GDP has fallen drastically.

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    All Chinese company's are subject to the whims of the CCP. Ban Tiktok and any other program the Chinese can spy with.

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    "China has no interest in interfering with the US elections" Yea right, the most powerful nation on the planet has elections and China isn't going to move a muscle about it. China. Right.

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    This is a national security. But is is ok if microsoft own part if it. How hypocrite

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    This guy just threatened the US by saying that in 10 years they will be beyond control.

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    stupid double-standard games.

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    free market? capitalism`? say good bye to that murica!

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    Ritz May Douglas

    Trump banned Tik Tok We banned Twitter

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    Saisravan Satturu

    India already banned it

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    Little orange man is angry towards Tiktok because of Tusla , before Tulsa I'm sure he never heard any mention of TikTok . Microsoft haven't been leading much in the social media sphere , "Small" Zoom even Killed off Skype . It's a little bit more complicated than buying off orange man .

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    Good interview with a balanced panel. Thanks.

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    China is conducting a war according to Sun Tzu – the ultimate war – how to win without one single battle being fought. The key is intelligence – and deception. Observe China's behaviour in this respect very carefully!!

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    Do any American app work in China just asking

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    No it was India who banned tik tok first .

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    The Chinese would want Trump to win

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    Ich wundere mich wirklich who die Steckel sich versteckt hat ! Schüchtern vielleicht 🤣

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    so China can't spy on America freely. isn't it obvious , why?

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    trump is going after big tech and spyware, just like snowden exposed nsa, this is not hard to figure out….

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    Callous Orange Man is mad about Tulsa. And he's taking millions on the side from Microsoft.

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    Still butthurt about Tulsa, huh?

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