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After TikTok was banned in the US, Europe is also speaking out

After TikTok was banned in the US, Europe is also speaking out


After TikTok continues to sell in the US, Europe is also looking at the dangers of the app.

Last week, US President Joe Biden slammed the long-awaited TikTok ban. Trump is the one who started it in 2020, even if the rehabilitation of that ban was revived more unexpectedly and pushed back for weeks.

If TikTok wants to continue operating in the US, Bytedance will have to sell the app to the US company. It does not yet appear to exist in the EU. European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen is now openly addressing the dangers of the app.

The European Union is investigating TikTok

It has been reported that a European ban on TikTok cannot be ruled out Belgian politics. European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen makes it clear that the dangers of TikTok have been known for some time. “The European Union is the first organization in the world to ban the use of business phones,” he said.

The EU already aggressively targets big tech companies with its Digital Markets Act. TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, is under a magnifying glass. The company is under two investigations for violations of European law.

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The Chinese app is very popular. (Image: Unsplash)

TikTok in America: A Brief Summary

It is still unclear what the future holds for TikTok in Europe. However, in America, it is a completely different story. There, US President Joe Biden signed a new law mandating the sale of bite dances.

In the next nine months, TikTok must be sold to an American company if the popular app wants to stay in the country. It's an option for an additional three months, but only if the buyer already has one in mind.

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This article tells you everything you want to know about America's actions and how the ban came about. We discussed this topic at length on our Freakin Nerds podcast last Tuesday and already talked about the European ban.

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