The Trump administration goes to take a agency stance this week in opposition to firms that ship information and data to China, beginning with TikTok, White House commerce and manufacturing adviser Peter Navarro warned.
“Hey, it sounds like fun, but guess what? Every time you sign up for TikTok, all your information is potentially going right back to the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese military, and the Chinese government,” Navarro informed Fox News’ “Justice” with Judge Jeanine Pirro.
“They can use this social these social media apps to steal your personal information, your business information, and also, judge, they use these social media apps to track you and surveil you and monitor your movements.”
“So President Trump looked at this; Secretary Pompeo is waxing eloquent on it as well: This is a national security threat.”
There goes to be some blowback on an outright ban of the app as a result of it’s so widespread with anti-Trump actions, significantly people who signed up en mass to troll the Trump marketing campaign Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally, however Navarro mentioned it’s vital the U.S. battle again in opposition to forced-technology switch with China.
“Get on the Trump train on that, because that app you’re using, fun as it may be, is dangerous,” Navarro stress to Pirro.
Also, Navarro famous, China is waging a marketing campaign to maintain its maintain on an avenue to watch American customers and even a China-friendly U.S. firm Microsoft – based by anti-Trump activist Bill Gates – has been rumored to think about shopping for the app.
“China has hired a whole bunch of American lobbyists,” he mentioned. “They put a puppet CEO in charge of that company. They’re going to make it sound like, ‘Oh, it can’t hurt you,’ this, that and the other thing. Don’t fall for this.”