Authorities in the Netherlands have been warned by those at the top of their government that they should avoid TikTok -- the Chinese government's social media site -- because there is a fear that user data on the platform may already be compromised.
TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, has admitted in the past that Americans' data was stolen and misused on at least two different occasions.
It's important to remember though, that these are only the two occasions that we know about. You'd have to be born yesterday to believe that ByteDance has been honest about all of the bad things it has caused.
In addition to misusing the data, ByteDance has two different versions of their app: One for China that inspires young people to pursue math and science. And one for places like America that intentionally ruins kids' brains with violence and pornography.
China’s TikTok has confirmed that some of its employees have the ability to make certain videos go viral. https://t.co/ycGm0muQmo
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The Dutch government's move follows very closely to what some American lawmakers have proposed. Republican Senator Josh Hawley has already unveiled a bill that would see TikTok almost entirely banned in America.