Apparently, TikTok could still face a ban in the US

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A new article on Social Media Today reports that TikTok continues to work to reassure western goverments that it's not beholden to the CCP, with the company close to establishing a new agreement with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which would offer assurances to US officials as to how, exactly, US user data is stored and accessed, and would also include restrictions on potential interference by Chinese staff.



"The Biden administration and TikTok have drafted a preliminary agreement to resolve national security concerns posed by the Chinese-owned video app [...] The two sides have hammered out the foundations of a deal in which TikTok would make changes to its data security and governance without requiring its owner, the Chinese internet giant ByteDance, to sell it, said three of the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the negotiations are confidential."
Under the agreement, TikTok would store its US user data solely in the United States, which it's already working towards in a deal with Oracle, while Oracle officials would also be given oversight of TikTok's algorithms and moderation systems. TikTok would also create a new board of security experts, reporting to the US government, enabling more direct monitoring of its data safety processes.

The deal is not finalized as yet, and would likely need sign-off from President Joe Biden before going into effect. According to the Times, Treasury and Justice Department officials are still working through the details, with many still skeptical that it'll actually make it through to the next stage.

I'm interested in what people make of this. How big an impact or shift would this have on American marketers and organisations?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Just my opinion - I think they are fooling themselves...or perhaps trying to fool the public. The big problem with TikTok is not that it's owned by a Chinese company but that part of it is owned by the Chinese govt.

    The previous administration ordered a sale of US Tiktok to US interests if the platform was to continue to operate in the US.

    The current administration canceled that order (even though a safe was in the works). I'm not saying what is right or wrong - but no one in my family has a TikTok account...nor will we.

    TikTok may be purely entertainment with no nefarious purposes...but in the future that data could be accessed and used.

    My daughter-in-law had a great job with Oracle till she got tired of traveling....I would trust Oracle more than the govt but she's not convinced which is a 'pause' for me.
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    • Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Just my opinion - I think they are fooling themselves...or perhaps trying to fool the public. The big problem with TikTok is not that it's owned by a Chinese company but that part of it is owned by the Chinese govt.
      I think that this is the biggest problem with TikTok. Even if it's used mainly for marketing and entertainment, you can still get a lot of useful information about a country even if none of the users there are important government officials. It's also unlikely that politicians would stay away from TikTok if they know that it's a cheaper way to market themselves into getting re-elected.

      The Chinese government doesn't have to be sneaky about getting sensitive information. They just have to be lucky. And if everybody's using TikTok, it just improves their odds.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    Tik Tok is quick to censor and ban people so lt wouldn't bother me if they were banned .

    You would think that they would be one of the most transparent and assuring seeing how strict they are .
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRealDeal101
    i don't think so
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by TheRealDeal101 View Post

      i don't think so
      Well, that's settled that then.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    The Chinese government doesn't have to be sneaky about getting sensitive information.

    True - not when Americans are so willing to jump on any platform that allows them to 'have their say'....
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  • Profile picture of the author skgeorge
    If TikTok does not provide data to the Chinese Government, it is fine to work in other nations.

    However, who can give such an assurance when the company owned by the Chinese Government.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Balanceaccs View Post

      Tik Tok is quick to censor and ban people so lt wouldn't bother me if they were banned .
      So all social media platforms i.e. Twitter, and Facebook should be banned. Or, should they be kept because we use them for our marketing strategies.

      I think tiktok should be banned, but not because they are owned or partially owned by the chicoms, but because of the access they gain on your personal hand held computer. Read about it. Anybody that has tiktok has granted them more access to the information on their handhelds than they realize.

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