‘TikTok Can Threaten America’s Safety, National Security’: White House Press Secretary

Washington: Chinese-owned video hosting service TikTok can threaten America’s safety and its national security, the White House said on Thursday (Local Time). Responding to a media query over the TikTok ban during a press briefing, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, “We have expressed concerns over China’s potential use of software platforms that could endanger or threaten America’s safety and national security so that is the President concerned that is why we have called on Congress to take action.”

“We have seen a bipartisan piece of legislation that you know and have been covering, which is the President’s main priority. I am sure when it comes to their safety when it comes to their security and when it comes to our national security, those things are protected and so that has been the President’s focus over the last couple of years,” she added.

White House Press Briefing with @PressSec Karine Jean-Pierre – LIVE online here: https://t.co/bL1aRXPf1A — CSPAN (@cspan) March 16, 2023

In the press briefing, the White House press secretary further stated that Sophia, who is reviewing this particular software and the TikTok app, supports the bipartisan legislation mentioned earlier.