TikTok ban – level 1

24-03-2023 15:00

TikTok is a social media app. It is very popular among young people.

Chinese company ByteDance creates TikTok. Many countries say the Chinese government has information about TikTok users. TikTok is connected with the government. Some countries worry about their national security. They believe that China can use the information against them. Many countries ban TikTok on government phones. These countries are for example the UK, Belgium, the EU, and New Zealand.

China says that banning TikTok is not fair and companies from all countries can do business.

Difficult words: user (a person who uses something), national security (how safe a country is from the danger of other countries), ban (to officially stop something).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are the potential implications of banning TikTok on national security?


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