25 Apr 2024

TikTok gives this response to potential ban in United States, also reaches out to its users

TikTok has said it will challenge the 'unconstitutional' law in court, which could result in it being banned in the US.

President Joe Biden has signed a bill, giving ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, nine months to either withdraw investment from this app or face a ban in the US.

This law has been brought due to concerns that TikTok may be sharing user data with the Chinese government. However, the Chinese company has always rejected this claim.

TikTok boss Xu Zi Chu said, "We have full confidence and we will continue to fight for our rights in court."

He said, "The facts and the Constitution are in our favor... rest assured that we are not going anywhere."

In a video released on TikTok, he lashed out at this bill and asked people to share their stories of how TikTok has improved their lives.

He said, "This is a ban - a ban on TikTok and a ban on you, a ban on your voice."

In a separate statement, TikTok said, "The truth is that we have invested billions of dollars to keep America's data safe and our platform is free from any kind of pressure."

ByteDance Ltd. is a Chinese internet technology company headquartered in Haidian, Beijing and incorporated in the Cayman Islands.

Founded by Zhang Yiming, Liang Rubo and a team of others in 2012, ByteDance developed the video-sharing apps TikTok and Douyin. The company is also the developer of the news platform Toutiao.

ByteDance has attracted legislative and media attention in several countries over security, surveillance, and censorship concerns.

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