TikTok has been suggested to be a security risk for American’s for a long time since it could possibly allow a lot of important information about many citizens to be put into the hands of the Chinese government. TikTok has responded that all information is stored outside of China, out of reach from Beijing, but there isn’t much information on whether either claim is true or not. President Trump has made executive orders in an attempt to get TikTok banned from the United States. The first order was to take TikTok out of the app stores, no new people would be able to download it, and the one’s with the app already on their phones could not download any updates. If TikTok had come to some kind of agreement, this would take place on September 20th, and be fully banned by November 12th.
So far, TikTok still resides in the app stores, which seems to be due to the fact that they still haven’t come to an agreement on the matter. Walmart and Oracle had both agreed to buy part of the app, decreasing the security risk for its users, but China has yet to approve of the deal. Will they have come to an agreement by the November 12th deadline? No one is quite sure.