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On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken to confirm that TikTok is a threat to United States security and should be ended. Blinken replied affirmatively to both questions.

Congressman Ken Buck: “Is it [TikTok] a threat to United States security?”

Secretary Antony Blinken: “Uh, I believe that it is. Yes.”

Congressman Ken Buck: “And shouldn’t a threat to United States Security be banned? They do it to us. Why don’t we do it to them?”

Secretary Antony Blinken: “It should be ended one way or another. There are other ways of doing that.”

Congressman Ken Buck: “That’s a very clear answer. I appreciate that very much, Mr. Secretary.”

In a previous question, Congressman Buck noted that communist China does not allow U.S. companies to operate many online apps in China.

Congressman Buck went on to further ask whether or not it makes sense to ban TikTok and CapCut in the U.S.? In response to Congressman Buck’s question, Secretary Blinken noted that starting last July, the U.S. State Department prohibited the use of TikTok on their devices, the devices of embassy contractors, and the devices of 3rd party vendors.

Author: Press Release


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