TikTok Users Outraged Over Potential Ban of the Popular App
The possibility of a TikTok ban by the Biden administration has sparked outrage among its users.
With over 110 million active users in the U.S., the popular app is under scrutiny over data privacy concerns.
While some understand the government’s concerns with securing user data, others question whether an all-out ban is the solution.
TikTok has become an important platform for businesses, such as fashion brand owner Jordan Petrofita, who fears that a ban could be detrimental to her business.
For users like Stephanie Umay, TikTok is a daily routine and a source of leisure.
She compares a potential ban to taking away Wikipedia from her generation.
However, data security professionals like Anton Deborah consider the level of concern around user data privacy to be around a six or seven out of ten.
The government has given federal agencies 30 days to remove TikTok from all government devices.
Still, a nationwide wipeout of the app is considered impractical as there are various ways to obtain user data.
Users are advised to pay attention to their privacy settings, keep a close eye on their email inbox, and try to protect their privacy at all costs.
While the future of TikTok remains uncertain, users remain hopeful that their beloved app will not be taken away.