Amazon Orders Employees To Delete TikTok As Trump Considers Banning App

Amazon Orders Employees To Delete TikTok As Trump Considers Banning App

By Theresa Goldman

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has ordered employees to delete TikTok from their phones over the security risk it presents.

This comes on the heels of President Donald Trump publicly discussing banning the popular application from the United States, much as India has done.

TikTok is an immensely popular Chinese-owned video application that has fallen under increased scrutiny as of late.

According to an e-mail that was sent out to Amazon employees, anyone who does delete TikTok from their phones will be prohibited from accessing any work-related materials from said device.

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Americans to avoid downloading TikTok unless want their private information falling into “the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.”

While TikTok is attempting to distance itself from China, it is important to note that it does not presently have a HQ apart from the one owned by its owner ByteDance – which is located in China.

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Theresa Goldman is a USC graduate whose studies focused on World Affairs, International Relations and Global Economics. She is a registered independent who constantly grapples with the fact that her voting in the Presidential elections is irrelevant because her state of California will never give its electoral votes to a Republican.