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US Lawmakers Considering Tik Tok ban

By Jessa McClure onJuly 08, 2020

Dance videos, life hacks and funny fails might seem harmless, but when your child or teen creates these through the Tik Tok app, they might be sharing more than fun.

With India already putting a ban on this alleged Chinese-controlled app, the US might soon be following suit.

There’s evidence to suggest that apps like Tik Tok are data mining and sharing users’ personal information when they purchase the application.

Tik Tok representatives from America have denied the claims that the app poses a threat to national security, but Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and other US lawmakers are still considering a ban.

So, before your child downloads Tik Tok or any other app, make sure you read the fine print. And if you’re concerned about what information that your child is sharing online, you might consider finding other ways for your child to connect with their friends.

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About the Author

Jessa McClure

Jessa McClure

Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of three energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys playing board games with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects. 

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