The US has allowed action to be taken against TikTok in the coming week.


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The administration of US President Donald Trump is studying the national security risks associated with the Chinese applications TikTok and WeChat. Action on these applications could take place within the next week. This was announced by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Reuters reports.

According to Meadows, presidential administration officials believe that TikTok, WeChat and some other apps could potentially undermine national security, for example, through the collection of information on American citizens by a “foreign adversary.”

"I don't think there's a set time frame for action, but I would say we're looking at weeks rather than months," Meadows said.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington was seriously discussing the possible blocking of TikTok in the country. He advised Americans to be careful when using the app "to prevent personal information from falling into the hands of Chinese communists."

At the end of June, Indian authorities decided to block TikTok, WeChat and more than 50 other Chinese applications after reports of the death of 20 Indian soldiers on the border with China.

TikTok is a video application created by the Chinese ByteDance. The company previously denied its ties to Chinese authorities and indicated that its main data centers are located outside of China.