Should the U.S. ban TikTok over security concerns?
Amid ongoing tensions with Beijing, the Trump administration has considered banning a number of Chinese-owned apps over national security concerns, including the popular social media platform TikTok, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this month.
Known for its viral short-form videos, TikTok has exploded in popularity in recent months. It was downloaded more than 315 million times globally in the first quarter of 2020 as people around the world increased their time spent online while on coronavirus-related lockdowns.
TikTok is owned by the Beijing-based company ByteDance. The app’s...