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President Trump Wants To Ban TikTok. Is It Really A National Security Threat?

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05 August 2020, Berlin: ILLUSTRATION - A girl is holding a smartphone in her hands, which shows a video on the TikTok app. (posed scene) With TikTok, users can create short mobile phone videos to accompany music clips or other videos. Other users can comment, share hearts, or otherwise respond. Private messages are also possible. The app is especially popular among young people. Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB (Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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The app doesn't seem to collect any more data than other social media platforms. But the Trump administration argues that data could fall into the hands of the Chinese government.

NPR's Bobby Allyn reported on TikTok’s role in the racial justice movement.

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