The stress that has been escalating between the US and China is about to create a huge hurdle for the people residing in the USA. Either we go east or west, in the village or cities, everywhere TikTok has created an environment of fun and especially, an environment where people can show off. The Tug of War in the form of Trade War that has been operating between these two countries since past couple years has resulted in the US threatening China for banning the popular telecom equipment of China like Huawei, ZTE and China responding by pressurizing the US by banning the manufacture of the Apple products, the hottest product in the US market.
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TikTok is a social media platform that has been extremely famous for the past couple of years. TikTok is a platform made by China and is famous in China in the name of Douyin. As being one of the huge social networking services offered by China, TikTok has become the most popular platform for more than 150 countries and more than 800 million people. It allows the public to create and preserve their precious moment in the form of short videos.
It is fascinating to know that there are millions of people in China using their version of TikTok called Douyin. Moreover, not just in China but there are various other countries in Asia such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan where TikTok has been embraced with great zest. Great support from the users of neighboring countries has helped TikTok to gain millions of users globally.
We are in an era where the internet is the most needed thing for operating every day with a motive and success. We get to hear about people who are constantly striving to make such platforms like Facebook, Tiktok every day. However, discarding all these pufferies, a sturdy approach in understanding the public needs, and deep research in what they have enjoyed till the date is extremely crucial.
The captivating features of TikTok that allow the users to create short videos offering tons of variations in music, filters, lip sync videos, and other cool features are the root causes of TikTok spreading all over the world in no time. Despite having tons of people that are not attracted to TikTok, TikTok has been a platform where people can show their talent for acting through their expressions and dances. It has provided people a creative way of expressing themselves towards the public as a celebrity.
So, think of it, if you want to create a new platform like TikTok, Facebook then, such features play a marvelous role in standing out among various other public attracting platforms.
For a couple of months, social media has been pigmented with the fluctuating news from the US government in banning several social media platforms from China. During the first week of August, there was news from the US government order to ban two famous apps, TikTok and WeChat within 45 days, if the US is not offered an opportunity to buy these apps from the Chinese parent companies.
Moreover, it was ordered that a significant amount of money should be sent out to the US Treasury when selling these applications. After a certain time of issuing this order regarding TikTok, another similar order was processed for WeChat. As WeChat allowed financial transactions among the users, the order stated that there should not be any transaction made by any person or regarding any property.
Shortly after about a week or so, another news regarding the hold on the ban that was executed before regarding these apps was published everywhere in the news channels. Then the ban was postponed further allowing time for the Chinese parent companies to decide to sell those apps.
Now, today, on September 18th, 2020, the Trump administration has placed an executive order banning TikTok from this Sunday. Any use and downloads of this app will be banned effectively from 20, September 2020, Sunday. The restriction will be imposed on any update, upgrade, and maintenance of the TikTok app.
At the same time, severe restrictions in WeChat will be imposed on Sunday. As before no transactions can be legally held through WeChat and customers other furthers restrictions in the use of WeChat will be made.
It was mentioned that regarding the ban of TikTok and WeChat there should not be any harm associated with the users as well the American employees working for TikTok. Moreover, it was also mentioned that all these bans are for the national security of American citizens and to protect their personal data being transferred to the Chinese database.
As of now, no immediate response from Apple, Google, and Tencent Holdings Ltd, the owner of TikTok and WeChat, has been observed regarding this current news update.Source: CNN News