Considering Chris Wray’s last month’s warnings, restrictions were imposed.
Due to the potential national security risks, some US states have prohibited the popular video-sharing software TikTok. The latest states to restrict the app are Alabama and Utah, joining Texas, Maryland, Nebraska, South Carolina, and South Dakota.
TikTok, which is owned by a Chinese company, may collect data on millions of American users, according to the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
This reinforces concerns that China would use TikTok for surveillance and data collection.
In response, a number of American states have made the decision to outlaw the app in order to protect their citizens’ privacy and security.
This has sparked a discussion regarding the function of social media platforms in national security as well as the benefits and drawbacks of using them.
The bans imposed by these governments may have an impact on TikTok’s popularity and use.
Some users might still use the application despite the limitation.