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Trump has threatened to ban TikTok

The U.S. is considering various measures against the application TikTok, including the ban, said the President of the United States Donald trump.

"We are studying TikTok. We may prohibit TikTok. Can do some other things," trump said to reporters in the White house.

"There are a couple of options... we'll See what happens," added trump.

Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo did not rule out that TikTok can be banned in the US along with other Chinese social networks on the basis that they can transmit private information to the Chinese authorities. TikTok says he never passed information to the PRC authorities and do not intend to do that.

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.