by Benjamin Cox

Silhouette of hand holding a phone showing the TikTok logoOn this episode of One-Time Pod we will be discussing President Trump’s 2020 ban on the viral video app TikTok, and the subsequent controversy between the United States and China. Should users of apps like TikTok fear that their data may fall into the wrong hands?


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Image: TikTok,” Solen Feyissa, Flickr, CC BY-SA