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Another White House official hints at banning TikTok and other ‘Chinese’ apps in the US

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It’s not a good time to be TikTok. White House adviser Peter Navarro said to expect “strong action” from Donald Trump on TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese apps, while speaking to Fox News. Though he didn’t specifically mention a ban, he referenced India’s ban on TikTok, WeChat, and 57 other ‘Chinese’ apps, suggesting that a similar action could be taken. "[TikTok] and WeChat are the biggest forms of censorship on the Chinese mainland, and so expect strong action on that," he told the outlet. He also reiterated that TikTok and other apps developed by Chinese owned companies are obliged to share information with the China’s Communist Party — a long held belief among lawmakers around the world, across the political spectrum. "What the American people have to understand is all of the data that goes into those mobile apps that kids…

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