Chinese video app TikTok is trying to defend itself against the Trump administration’s accusations Through New website, along with new account The Twitter platform is designed to give him a platform for his collected responses.
Tik Tok across said website“With rumors and misinformation about TikTok spreading in Washington and in the media, let us set the record straight.”
According to the app, the website organizes company data, news coverage, expert opinion, frequently asked questions and other resources in one destination.
TikTok faces a possible ban in the United States due to national security concerns stemming from its Chinese parent company, Bytedance, and its relationship with the Chinese government.
The Trump administration believes that TikTok and other Chinese apps, such as WeChat, can transfer information about US citizens to Beijing.
The new TikTok website points to its past messages, confirming that it believes that Executive order It might be illegal.
The site said: TikTok is not available in China, and US user data is stored in Virginia with a backup in Singapore and strict employee access controls.
“Tik Tok has never provided any US user data to the Chinese government, and we will not do so if asked to do so, and any hint to the contrary is baseless and blatantly wrong.”
Tik Tok also defends itself by highlighting the reports received from other publications to confirm its security, such as article An interview from the New York Times says: The CIA has not found any evidence that Chinese intelligence agencies are using TikTok to intercept data from US citizens.
The app’s transparency report shows that the Chinese government has not asked TikTok to remove any content on its behalf. Instead, the US and Indian governments have made the largest number of legal requests to remove the content.
TikTok, along with 58 other Chinese apps, has been banned in India, and the Indian government is citing similar concerns to the US government, but it has also been involved in a border dispute with China.
However, TikTok’s claim that it does not remove content at the request of the Chinese government is inconsistent with the fact that TikTok does not work in China. Instead, ByteDance runs a cloned app from TikTok called Douyin in China.
An analysis of the app’s terms and conditions indicates that TikTok reserves the right to share user information with other members of its group of companies – which includes ByteDance – then user data can be shared with the Chinese government via the parent company.
China also has national intelligence laws, experts say: it obligates companies to give the Chinese government the information it requests.
Microsoft and Twitter are competing to buy TikTok operations in the United States, with President Donald Trump believing that an American company buying the app makes it more secure.