The US government’s restrictions on TikTok are an abuse of state power, said Mao Ning, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, the US has given agencies 30 days to remove the app from ByteDance, TikTok’s parent.
In other words, the government of US President Joseph Biden gave an ultimatum for federal agencies to delete the network for disseminating videos.
In December of last year, Washington prohibited its officials from using this TikTok platform, this decision was made after the US intelligence services determined that the social network is a threat to national security, he stressed. Sputnik.
The Russian media pointed out how The Wall Street Journal revealed that US officials were pressing for the Chinese company to be sold, so that it would not have an alleged political interference in that North American country.
The measure points out Sputnik, escalated on February 27 after Shalanda Young, director of the US Office of Management and Budget, released a memo asking all executive and contracting agencies to remove that app from ByteDance, TikTok Matrix. This must be done within 30 days of the announcement.
“Within 90 days, agencies must include in contracts that the short-form video app cannot be used on devices and must cancel any contracts that require use of the app,” he noted. CNN.
After learning about the new measure, the Chinese official pointed out “How insecure of itself can the United States, the world’s greatest superpower, be to be so afraid of one of the favorite applications of young people?”, she pointed out.
Mao Ning pointed out, at a press conference, that the US Administration has “extended the concept of national security and abused the power of the State to oppress companies from other countries” and considered that the White House shows weakness in the face of such a popular platform.
Canada and the EU also ban TikTok to officials
After Washington’s ban on TikTok, other countries made the same decision. For example, Canada reported that none of its employees’ mobile devices should have this platform, he said. Sputnik.
“I suspect that as the government takes the significant step of telling all federal employees that they can no longer use TikTok on their work phones, many Canadians, from businesses to individuals, will reflect on the security of their own data and perhaps make decisions,” explained Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
They were joined by the European Commission, which claimed to protect the cybersecurity of its officials. They are required to remove the app from their work devices no later than March 15. On this, TikTok stated that the company is disappointed with the decision and that it considers it “wrong and based on misconceptions.”