Is Tik Tok Getting Banned?


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Madisyn Hurst opening up Tik Tok.

The crazy on-going question all tik tok users have is “Is Tik Tok getting banned?” Now, this story will be a rollercoaster so grab yourself some snacks and sit back while you read.
There has been a rumor for a while that Tik Tok was getting banned due to it being a Chinese company called ByteDance. There are proven points that it should have been banned but also then we wouldn’t have anything to do with our time.
Luckily, Tik Tok was not banned even though it was rumored to do so September 20. Why was Tik Tok going to be banned? Trump felt it was a threat to our national security, but the deal was never finalized. A federal judge postponed the trump administration order that Tik Tok would be banned hours before it was scheduled.
“The concern is that TikTok could funnel American users’ personal data to the Chinese Communist Party, “potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage,” according to Trump’s recent executive order,” News source the Vox states.
It is still set to be banned early to late November, so we can’t get our hopes up just yet. Walmart and Oracle could potentially own 20% of the app and therefore it would only be 60% owned by ByteDance. Trump said that he could revoke his approval of the app if Oracle isn’t in total control of the app.
It has also gotten to the point where Tik Tok has reached out and made multiple statements about the ban. The Chinese company claimed the ban was unlawful and violates the first and fifth amendment.
For me personally, I always say the app is toxic and end up deleting it. I always say, “I need a cleanse.” I then re-installed Tik Tok because it fills an empty hole in my life.
Tik Tok is really isn’t name, it helps everyone pass the time with its addicting scrolling. The app allows new trends and artists to experience exposure to a large platform. I think we all want some kind of tik tok fame for the clout but are all afraid to admit it. I
Everytime I post something, I end up deleting it if it doesn’t land on the For You page as things do on Tik Tok. From it’s time consuming ways to upload videos or addictive aspects, Tik Tok will soon come to an end.