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US may take action on TikTok and WeChat in the coming weeks


White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said that the administration is considering a series of actions regarding Chinese applications TikTok, WeChat and others, which could be taken in the coming weeks.

"There are a number of administration officials who are considering the national security risk associated with TikTok, WeChat and other applications that could potentially undermine national security, especially when it comes to collecting information about American citizens by a foreign adversary," Meadows told reporters.

"I don't think there is a fixed time frame for action, but I think we are looking at weeks, not months," he added.

US lawmakers expressed national security concerns over handling of TikTok users' data, saying Chinese laws require all domestic companies to "support and cooperate with intelligence controlled by the Chinese Communist Party."

Earlier, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced his intention to close TikTok in the United States.

TikTok is a social network that allows creating music videos, broadcasting live and exchanging messages. The platform has already become a leader in the Chinese market and is popular in many countries around the world, including the United States.

source: cnbc.com