TikTok reacts after Donald Trump says he is going to ban app in the US






While President Donald Trump says TikTok will be banned in the U.S. over how the Chinese-owned company uses Americans' data, the video app says it's "here for the long run."

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In a video shared on Twitter Saturday, TikTok U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas thanked the "millions of Americans who use TikTok every day bringing their creativity and joy into our daily lives."

"We're not planning on going anywhere," Pappas said. "TikTok is a home for creators and artists to express themselves, their ideas, and connect with people across different backgrounds and we are so proud of all the various communities that call TikTok their home."

Many TikTok users have been creating videos telling fans how to follow them on other social platforms including YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and short-form video app Triller. Others have been making videos about why they didn't think it would be banned.

Trump's threat to bar TikTok comes as the administration investigates whether the app's Chinese parent company, ByteDance, is harvesting data from Americans. TikTok's app features short videos that have become a favorite of younger people and are known for its light-hearted feel.

"As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he returned from Florida late Friday.

Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to ban the Chinese-owned company from the U.S. as soon as Saturday. The U.S. Navy last year urged service members to delete the app from government devices



TikTok reacts after Donald Trump says he is going to ban app in the US TikTok reacts after Donald Trump says he is going to ban app in the US Reviewed by Kola Oyewole on August 01, 2020 Rating: 5

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