Donald Trump may ban the Chinese-owned video-sharing app, TikTok, as soon as Saturday. As reported by CNBC , he was speaking with journalists, while onboard the Air Force One, when he made the comment. According to the report, Trump said: "As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States." He also said: "Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that"
A TikTok spokesperson, according to NBC News, has said that the app has helped create jobs and has adhered to strict privacy policies. The statement released by the spokesperson said: "We’ve hired nearly 1,000 people to our US team this year alone, and are proud to be hiring another 10,000 employees into great paying jobs across the US. Our $1 billion creator fund supports US creators who are building livelihoods from our platform."
The statement added: “TikTok US user data is stored in the US, with strict controls on employee access. TikTok’s biggest investors come from the US. We are committed to protecting our users’ privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform."
It is yet to see if the President goes ahead with the ban or not but tens of thousands of TikTokers in the country may definitely not agree with the ban on this extremely popular app.