Question: Should I Be Worried About TikTok?

What are the dangers of Tik Tok?

Unpacking TikTok, Mobile Apps and National Security RisksRisk 1: TikTok Collecting Data on U.S.

Government Employees.

Risk 2: TikTok Collecting Data on U.S.

Persons Not Employed by the Government.

Risk 3: TikTok Censoring Information in China at Beijing’s Behest.

Risk 4: TikTok Censoring Information Beyond China at Beijing’s Behest.

Risk 5: Disinformation on TikTok.More items…•.

Is it dangerous to download TikTok?

“Whether the data is deliberately shared with a foreign government or if it is compromised in a data breach, nothing that you publish to any platform can be considered safe,” she says. … In an October 2019 blog post, TikTok said all its data is stored in the U.S., with backups in Singapore.

Does TikTok steal your information 2020?

If you opt in, TikTok says it can collect your phone and social-network contacts, your GPS position and your personal information such as age and phone number along with any user-generated content you post, such as photos and videos.

Does TikTok have inappropriate content?

It’s easy to encounter inappropriate content. It’s the former public feed that’s particularly problematic, Jordan notes. “Even if you set your own account to private, you may still be exposed to sexual or violent content posted to the public feed,” she says.

Why is TikTok going to be banned?

TikTok was set to be effectively banned in the United States on Nov. 12 after President Trump issued an executive order in August stating it was a national security threat due to its parent company’s ties to China. … TikTok spokeswoman Hilary McQuaide said the company was “deeply moved” by the support from creators.