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Capitol Report: Pompeo says U.S. ‘looking at’ banning TikTok

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TikTok says data is stored in U.S. servers, insists it would not remove content if asked by the Chinese government

The U.S. is considering banning the Chinese short-form video-sharing app TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.


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‘We are taking this very seriously and we are certainly looking at it.’


— Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

The U.S. is considering banning Chinese social media apps including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday during an interview on Fox News.

The Trump administration is “looking at” such a move over concerns TikTok is potentially being used by Beijing as a means to surveil people, Pompeo told Fox host Laura Ingraham.

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