There has been a flashy development in the USA regarding the social media platform TikTok, which has a large number of users not only in Turkey but also all over the world, and its popularity is increasing day by day. According to this development; The US Senate has approved the bill that bans TikTok from government employees. National security concerns are cited as the reason. However, in order for the bill to become law, it must first be approved by the general assembly of the House of Representatives, and then the final decision must be made by US President Joe Biden.
There has been an important development in the USA regarding TikTok, which is one of the most popular social media platforms of recent years, but has brought criticism with the spreading trends. For this development that will ban TikTok, eyes will be turned to US President Joe Biden in line with the final decision, while federal government employees will be prevented from downloading the TikTok application to state-owned devices. So, what is the reason for the ban? Here are the details…
According to the news; The US Senate General Assembly approved the bill called “No TikTok on government devices”. During the approval process of the bill; In the 100-seat general assembly, all senators voted yes.
FINAL DECISION IS AT BIDEN
However, in order for this bill, which was approved at the general assembly, to become law, it first needs to be approved by the general assembly of the House of Representatives. The final decision will become clear with the signature of US President Joe Biden. With the law, federal government employees will be prevented from downloading TikTok apps to state-owned devices.
NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS
While the US politicians and intelligence services related to the issue stated that the China-based application gives personal information to the Beijing administration, they say that this raises national security concerns. On the other hand, TikTok officials state that the government has not made any such requests from them and that the information is not shared with Beijing in any way.