The Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok has been banned in the two biggest policy-making institutions of the European Union over concerns about cybersecurity and promotion of Beijing’s agenda overseas.
TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has been widely criticized for its toxic content and is banned by several countries as well as 25 U.S. states, over concerns about data sharing with Beijing and promotion of the Chinese Communist Party’s agenda.
EU industry chief Thierry Breton, who announced the ban by the European Commission, declined to say whether the commission had been subject to any incidents involving TikTok.
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