Britain has banned the use of China’s application TikTok on government devices and mobile phones.
According to the report, the government fears that the Chinese government may access sensitive information through UK government devices.
Britain’s Cabinet Minister Oliver Dowden has said that the use of TikTok in UK government devices is being banned, which will come into effect immediately.
TikTok, on the other hand, has strongly denied Britain’s allegations that the Chinese government has access to sensitive information.
Theo Bertram, TikTok’s vice president of government relations and public policy in Europe, tweeted that he believed the decision was based on the geopolitics of the countries that banned TikTok.
The Chinese embassy in London also regretted the ban, saying the move was based on politics rather than facts and this will damage the international community’s confidence in the UK’s business environment.
According to the Chinese Embassy, the decision is interference with the normal functioning of the relevant companies in the UK; such a decision will harm Britain’s own interests.
Uk Cabinet Minister Oliver Dowden said he would not advise the public not to use TikTok but the public should always read the data policy of social media platforms carefully before downloading and using them.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was under pressure from senior MPs to ban the video-sharing app TikTok from government devices in the UK, as in the UNITED States and the European Union.
A TikTok spokesperson expressed disappointment over the ban, saying the ban was based on widespread political misunderstandings in which TikTok or its millions of users had no role.
In recent years, the use of TikTok has increased tremendously, 3.5 billion users worldwide have recently downloaded the TikTok application.
It should be noted that various European countries, including the United States, Canada, and Belgium, have also banned the use of TikTok on government devices.