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There are calls to ban TikTok in Australia – but you should worry about Facebook too

TikTok denies it provides user data to the Chinese government. We look at the claims and the facts

The concern over what data TikTok might be collecting on its users and providing to government authorities should be a concern for every app, not just those linked to China.

This week, in response to calls to ban the app in Australia, TikTok wrote to Australian politicians to say it was being used as a “political football” in the diplomatic fight between Australia, the US and China, and claimed it was misinformation to suggest the app was providing user data back to the Chinese government, or storing Australian data within China.

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