Ban on Chinese apps: US lawmakers urge Trump to follow India

Washington: Welcoming India’s ban on 59 Chinese apps, including the popular TikTok, US lawmakers have urged President Donald Trump’s government to follow suit as it is believed that the short video-sharing app is a major security risk to the country.

“India bans TikTok and dozens of other Chinese apps in the wake of deadly clash,’ Republican Senator John Cornyn tweeted, tagging a news report in ‘The Washington Post”.

Republican Congressman Rick Crawford wrote: “TikTok must go and it should have been gone yesterday.”

Recently, US National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien had alleged that the Chinese Government is using TikTok for its own purposes.

He said, “On TikTok, a Chinese-owned social media platform with over 40 million American users, probably a lot of your kids, and younger colleagues, accounts criticising the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and Beijing’s policies are routinely removed or deleted.”

Peter Navarro, Assistant to the US President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy, who tagged a news report from ‘The New York Times’ on India’s decision to ban these Chinese social media apps, posted: “Would that be the same Chinese TikTok that was used to tank attendance at the Tulsa Rally?”

Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham urged the US to do the same. ‚ÄúLEADING THE WAY, WHERE’S THE U.S.? India bans dozens of Chinese apps including TikTok’, she tweeted.