According To A Survey, People Are Upset About the Potential TikTok Ban in the US, and Over 80% Users Don’t Want To Switch To Any Alternative App

As several government officials claim that the TikTok app should be banned and the United States President, Donald Trump last week threatened to ban the app in the United States. According to a recent survey, most of the millennials and Generation Z users in the United States are upset about the potential ban of the TikTok app. The survey was conducted asking 10,000 users about whether they are concerned enough about the Chinese government having access to their personal information to consider removing the app from their device, or if they would like to switch to a rival app.

TruePublic conducted a survey last week and according to the findings shared by its CEO, most users are not even concerned enough about the Chinese government having access to their sensitive information to consider removing the app. According to the survey published by TruePublic, 83% of respondents stated that they are not concerned enough to consider deleting the TikTok application from their smartphones.

Furthermore, the majority of users also do not want to switch to a competitor platform, the survey found. 88% of respondents to the survey said that they prefer ByteDance-owned social media video application over TikTok’s rivals like Byte and Triller. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app, Instagram, also rolled out a Reels last week. Instagram Reels allow users to record, edit, and share fifteen-second short-clips, much like the TikTok app.

Donald Trump threatened to ban the application last weekend unless a United States company acquires the US operations of TikTok. TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is a Chinese company, and government officials fear that the Chinese government could exploit the personal data of TikTok users collected by the company. India has already banned the app, and the US government is weighing a permanent ban on the platform unless the US operations of the app are acquired by a US company.

Microsoft has confirmed that the company is holding discussions with ByteDance about purchasing TikTok’s operations in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Purchasing TikTok could cost Microsoft up to $30 billion, and Microsoft plans to finish the acquisition talks before September 15 of this year since President Donald Trump has issued an executive order which would bar transactions with the Chinese company - ByteDance or ByteDance’s subsidiaries.

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