November 15, 2020

Is TikTok a Harmless App or a Threat To U.S. Security?

By Kara Frederick

The popular social media platform TikTok has so far avoided being banned by the Trump administration. But until it addresses concerns over its national security risks, its future in the U.S. remains uncertain.

Watch Kara Frederick's full interview on CBS 60 Minutes.

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