Tiktok unlikely to be banned at a nationwide level

The likelihood of TikTok being banned in the United States by Congress is highly unlikely. The efforts made to ban this highly popular platform are being dropped, as this is not the only time the U.S. government has attempted to abolish the use of a widely used platform. 

“We will continue to fight for TikTok users and creators in Montana whose livelihoods and First Amendment rights are threatened by this egregious government overreach,” said TikTok spokesperson Brooker Oberwetter.

TikTok is owned by a major Chinese parent-company, which is the U.S. government’s primary focus. Concerns have risen over the privacy of a majority of Tik Tok’s current user base — the app has demonstrated its ability to transfer highly sensitive data to ByteDance, an internet company stationed in Beijing, China.

Even if Congress bans TikTok, millions of apps would still collect the most intimate details about us and profit off of them,” said Caitriona Fitzgerald, the deputy director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

The U.S. privacy crisis is not likely to be resolved anytime soon.