In the footsteps of the United States, Hungary also investigates the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform, TikTok
As of September 20, 2020, the United States banned the download of the Chinese-owned video-sharing app, TikTok- which is mostly popular with the young generation -, citing security risks. TikTok denied that user data had been shared with Chinese authorities and filed a complaint to the Washington Federal Court in order to suspend the government’s regulation because, in their view, the authorities acted outside their jurisdiction, which violates the company’s rights under the U.S. Constitution.
It is also worth noting, that the U.S. investigation and the regulation regarding TikTok may also be associated with political interests since the Chinese-owned application - which is very popular in the United States - has been targeted as a result of the years of trade war between the United States and China. Nowadays, Oracle, which can be associated with the President, has tried to acquire the company, which was also the aim of Microsoft earlier, but the attempt was unsuccessful. Donald Trump previously claimed that if the application will not become the interest of the United States, he would ban the app.