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US president Joe Biden is being pressured to ban TikTok

TikTok came close to being banned in the US in the final stages of Donald Trump presidency, but apparently, the app owned by Chinese company ByteDance still cannot find peace.

US president Joe Biden is being pressured to ban TikTok

US president Joe Biden is being pressured to ban TikTok (Image: Reuters)

Business Insider reports that Republican Senator Marco Rubio has appealed to President Joe Biden to ban TikTok in the US, pointing out that the Chinese Communist Party has bought a stake in ByteDance and now has three seats on the company’s board of directors.

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“The Biden Administration can no longer pretend that TikTok is not beholden to the Chinese Communist Party,” Rubio said. “Even before today, it was clear that TikTok represented a serious threat to personal privacy and U.S. national security.”,” the Republican senator said, noting that the White House must “make an immediate decision and remove ByteDance and TikTok from the equation” .

The senator took the opportunity to remind that the US would not be the only country to block TikTok, pointing out that India has already done so in 2020.

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