TikTok may be unfrozen for Americans
Joe Biden continues to cancel all orders of his predecessor. Next in line is the application TikTok and WeChat, created in China.
Last summer, Donald Trump ordered the banning of TikTok in the United States due to the extreme danger of internal security. In the string of evidence against the application, the most significant role was played by the fact that TikTok stored and forwarded confidential information about users to China.
At the moment, the court order has opened access to TikTok, while officials get acquainted with the details of the case and consider the concept of an “unacceptable risk."
"The Federal Government should evaluate these threats through rigorous, evidence-based analysis and should address any unacceptable or undue risks consistent with overall national security, foreign policy and economic objectives, including the preservation and demonstration of America's core values and fundamental freedoms," the order states.
The Risk Assessment Checklist focuses on several points, including capture the information from users and data collection to provide foreign adversaries with access to that information. Once these risks are assessed, the application will or may not be re-established in the US.
However, it is very strange that Biden began to loosen sanctions against China a few days before the European summit.
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