TikTok Technical Difficulty


The social media app known as, Tiktok is now under national security review. This technically means that the US believes that the Chinese company, Bytedance who invented “TikTok” is getting data from the US sent to them through this VERY fast growing app. This app is one of the worlds fastest growing social media.

America and China have always competed over new technology and social media websites. They’ve both been fighting for the #1 spot. “Bytedance” invented Musical.ly and Tiktok and both apps were a success within popularity and use. Both of these apps spread all over the world in a quick amount of time. America has to take these type of situations very seriously because technology is a big part, it can be a negativity or positivity. If Chinese applications are stealing information from the US, this could cause many problems.


”Bytedance” employees state “While we cannot comment on ongoing regulatory processes, TikTok has made it clear that we have no higher priority than earning the trust of users and regulators in the U.S, part of that effort includes working with Congress, and we are committed to doing so.” TikTok does not send any user data to China, he added. Even though they claim there’s no suspicions going on, we still have to look into it just in case.


I think technology and social media plays a big part in the world. We use technology to keep in contact with other countries, get our opinions out for the world to see and even just by letting people know what’s going on. Everything has something to do with technology at this point in time which  makes this source of social media very important, and to keep the safety of all, we do need to make sure nothing fishy is going on. I don’t think we should get rid of Tiktok altogether but maybe just fix the errors, if their are any.