‘Ban Twitter Next’: Netizens React to TikTok Ban as FCC Asks Google & Apple To Erase It from App Stores

TikTok is one of the most popular apps in the world. It has millions of users, many of whom run their businesses on the app and earn their living through it. The app is not only used by teenagers but also by famous celebrities to share their views and opinions with a large audience. Despite its popularity and high revenue generation techniques for its users, the app is banned in a lot of countries. Now it seems like the US might be the next country to ban the app due to security reasons.

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FCC Head asks CEOs of Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores


Recently, Brendan Carr, the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), took to Twitter to express his opinion about the app. In a tweet, he stated,

TikTok is not just another video app. That’s the sheep’s clothing. It harvests swaths of sensitive data that new reports show are being accessed in Beijing. I’ve called on @Apple & @Google to remove TikTok from their app stores for its pattern of surreptitious data practices.

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FCC Head exposes TikTok’s breach of security

FCC Head Brendan Carr
FCC Head Brendan Carr
He also shared the letter he wrote to the CEOs of Apple and Google asking them to remove the app due to threats to National Security. In the letter, Brendan wrote,
At its core, TikTok functions as a sophisticated surveillance tool that harvests extensive amounts of personal and sensitive data. Indeed, TikTok collects everything from search and browsing histories to keystroke patterns and biometric identifiers, including faceprints-which researchers have said might be used in unrelated facial recognition technology and voiceprints. It collects location data as well as draft messages and metadata, plus it has collected the text, images, and videos that are stored on a device’s clipboard.

This isn’t the first time that the app has been criticised. Recently, Jennifer Aniston also spoke against the app and said that “it’sย diluting our actor’s job.”ย 

Twitter reacts to plea for TikTok ban

Donald Trump with his wife Ivanka Trump
Donald Trump with his wife, Ivanka Trump

In 2020, President Donald Trump also stated that TikTok should be banned, but he was highly criticised for the move. Now that the FCC plans on doing the same, Twitter users are reminiscing about Trump’s plans.

Some of the users even called for a ban on Twitter. Things are getting out of hand now.

Source: 98.5 The Cat

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Aashi Singh
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