US President Donald Trump was “days away” from moving against TikTok, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
US President Donald Trump was “days away” from moving against TikTok in order to protect the national security, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
This, as Pompeo on Sunday (US time) said that TikTok — as well as Chinese software companies that were operating in the United States — fed personal information on American citizens directly to the Chinese Communist Party.
In an interview on Fox News, Pompeo said that President Trump had said ‘Enough’ and they were going to fix it, adding that Donald Trump would take action “in the coming days” concerning a “broad array of national security risks” that was presented by softwares that were connected to the Communist Party in China.
Moreover, Pompeo said that the information that Chinese companies — including TikTok — were gleaning about Americans might be their phone numbers, their facial recognition pattern, their residence, their friends, and who they were connected to.
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Pompeo’s statement came after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday (US time) said that TikTok must either be “sold” or “blocked” in the United States due to national security concerns.
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