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US Army Banned Chinese App TikTok Over Security Concerns

The social media craze TikTok has recently drawn negative attention from the United States Military. In brief, the US Army has banned the app TikTok due to security concerns.

Reportedly, the US Army has banned the Chinese social media application TikTok amidst security risks. According to Military.com, the Army has restricted the soldiers from using the application as they deem it a security threat.

As the Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Robin Ochoa told Military.com,

Earlier, Army recruiters used the app as a means to reach out to the youth. Though, amidst rising popularity, the app also attracted negative attention as people were concerned over security risks. In October 2019, the Senators wrote a letter to the US Director of National Intelligence requesting a thorough review of the app. They mentioned in their letter,

The Senators, detailing various concerns, deemed TikTok a threat to US security.

Alongside the ByteDance-owned TikTok, the letters also demanded a review of other Chinese content platforms operating in the United States.

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