Media: in the United States are investigating how the TikTok treats personal data of children

The Federal trade Commission and the U.S. Department of justice are investigating reports that a Chinese social network TikTok did not comply with the requirements to protect the privacy of children on the Internet, Reuters reported, citing sources.

Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in an interview with Fox News channel, said that the United States is considering to ban the work on the territory of the country Chinese apps TikTok.

The US government in 2019 TikTok fined for violating the law on the protection of the privacy of children and demanded that the company remove videos that are uploaded by children under 13 years. However, in may, some NGOs have appealed to the Federal trade Commission to investigate reports that TikTok has not deleted the video and personal data of children.

TikTok, the representative said that the company "takes seriously the safety of all users."

TikTok is the app for creating and viewing a short video, owned by Chinese company ByteDance. Released in 2018, it is the leader in the segment of applications for short videos in China and is gaining popularity around the world.