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Why TikTok Faces Government Bans in These 11 Countries

  • More countries have told civil servants not to use the app
  • France becomes latest one to ban the service on worker phones

A growing number of governments are banning TikTok from official phones, as concerns grow over security threats posed by the Chinese-owned social media platform.

On Thursday, TikTok Chief Executive Shou Chew faced hostile questioning during a hearing with US lawmakers — who repeatedly cut off his attempts to answer. US officials are exploring how to force TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance Ltd., to sell its shares of the unit or block it altogether in the US.