FCC Commissioner Says U.S. Should Ban THIS


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr said that the Chinese-owned TikTok application has no place in the United States other than being banned altogether. That is despite officials attempting to alleviate national security risks posed by the social media app. Carr says although the FCC itself cannot ban TikTok, the Committee on Foreign Investment can and should ban it.

American Military News reports:

Previous statements from Carr about the risks posed by telecommunications gear from Chinese-owned Huawei preceded legislation blocking the FCC from purchasing it, Axios reported.

TikTok’s explosive growth in recent years has been met with warnings that it could be used as a window for Chinese surveillance and influence. Even as the app has become a powerful cultural force with more than 1 billion users, politicians have wrangled over whether it should be allowed in the U.S. at all.

TikTok’s explosive growth in recent years has been met with warnings that it could be used as a window for Chinese surveillance and influence. Even as the app has become a powerful cultural force with more than 1 billion users, politicians have wrangled over whether it should be allowed in the U.S. at all.

In a statement to Axios, a TikTok spokesperson said Carr has “no role” in its confidential talks, and the company is “confident that we are on a path to reaching an agreement with the U.S. government that will satisfy all reasonable national security concerns.”

According to official numbers, TikTok has over 138 million active users in the United States, with one billion users worldwide.

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