US House of Representatives bans TikTok

WASHINGTON (Web Desk): Popular Chinese lip-syncing app TikTok has been banned in the US House of Representatives.

TikTok has been banned on all electronic devices used under the supervision of the US House of Representatives, according to foreign media reports. The notice, received by the US House of Representatives, has requested the members to uninstall the application in the House s mobile.

TikTok has been declared a threat to members due to security concerns. In addition, the US government is likely to ban the app on all government devices soon.

US policymakers have described the Chinese application as a threat to national security and expressed concern that the Chinese government may pressure TikTok to obtain data of American users which can be used in Chinese intelligence operations.