Tik Tok banned: Tik Tok should be banned said, the FCC commissioner Brendan Carr  because of Data Concerns.

FCC Commissioner wants Apple and Google to pull it out from app stores over data privacy concerns. If the FCC Commissioner gets his way, all of the TIK TOK INFLUENCERS will be weeping.

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr shared a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai via Twitter on Tuesday. 

He wrote in a letter: TikTok is not just another video app. That’s the sheep’s clothing. It harvests swaths of sensitive data that new reports show is being accessed in Beijing. 

A Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission, Brendan Carr said he was concerned that Tik Tok is a Chinese-owned app that could provide Beijing with access to the data of Americans.

Carr’s letter also said if Apple and Alphabet do not remove TikTok from their app stores, they should provide statements to him by July 8.

The statements should explain “the basis for your company’s conclusion that the surreptitious access of private and sensitive U.S. user data by persons located in Beijing, 

coupled with TikTok’s pattern of misleading representations and conduct, does not run afoul of any of your app store policies,” he said in his letter. 

Carr’s letter made clear reference that American TikTok employees revealed that ByteDance had regular and sweeping access to nonpublic US user data. 

Carr likened TikTok’s video- and meme-sharing features to “sheep’s clothing” meant to distract from questionable privacy practices.