Can TikTok Be Blocked

Concern over the TikTok mobile application has got some attention from the government. The government feels that the data the application is obtaining can fall hands of the Chinese government. 

Now In my opinion users should have the choice if they want to use the application or not and I do not know what the big deal is about that data when all social media companies are doing the same thing. Did anyone just forget a few years what was revealed about what Facebook was doing with its data? So it's nothing new and as long as users are advised that we should be able to use it as we wish.