TikTok is on the verge of facing a ban in the US and Australia after India

TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing Social networking service whose leading destination is for short-form mobile videos with a mission to inspire creativity and bring joy/fun in the hearts of its users is on the verge of facing a ban in the US and Australia. However, Following the 2020 China–India skirmishes, the Government of India officially banned TikTok along with 58 other apps on 29 June 2020 citing concerns pertaining to national security, sovereignty, and integrity, as well as data security, privacy, and public order, The US and Perhaps Australia are yet to follow suit on the count of the company posing security threat to the US government since it ties to China. It is worth noting that these two countries in recent times have had height tensions that have slowly Chymed and regurgitated to National security, technology, and trade. A similar situation happened over a year ago to Huawei, The giant Chinese Multinational technology company that provided telecommunication equipment and sells consumer electronics and smartphones. The said application TikTok which allows users to create short music and lip-sync videos of 3 to 15 seconds and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. The Chinese app which has seen over one billion downloads since its release in September 2016 was developed by Bytedance, a Beijing-based internet technology company founded in 2012. The app became very much popular Ever since its merging with Musical.ly in August 2018, downloads rose and TikTok became the most downloaded app in the US in October 2018, the first Chinese app to achieve this. The first quarter of the year has seen over 315million downloads of the app in the US

In response to U.S claims of Tiktok being a product of ByteDance which has ties with China, TikTok has said previously that it operates separately from ByteDance. It says its data centers are located entirely outside of China, and that none of that data is subject to Chinese law. US user data is stored in the United States, with a backup in Singapore, according to TikTok. A spokesperson for the company told CNN Business in May that it thinks the national security concerns are "unfounded."

TikTok is led by an American CEO Kevin Mayer, with hundreds of employees and key leaders across safety, security, product, and public policy in the United States," a TikTok spokesperson said in a statement following Pompeo's comments. "We have no higher priority than promoting a safe and secure app experience for our users. We have never provided user data to the Chinese government, nor would we do so if asked." In addition to this, recent reports have it that TikTok says it will exit Hong Kong, joining other big tech firms in expressing concern about operating in the Asian financial hub after China imposed a controversial national security law there. reasons, why they intend to do this, is still unclear but we can guess that they just wish to distance themselves with China's Bytedance so as to beat US claims.

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