Trump's TikTok Ban: Is TikTok A Threat To National Security? : Consider This from NPR The app doesn't seem to collect any more data than other social media platforms. But the Trump administration argues that data could fall into the hands of the Chinese government.

NPR's Bobby Allyn reported on TikTok's role in the racial justice movement.

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President Trump Wants To Ban TikTok. Is It Really A National Security Threat?

President Trump Wants To Ban TikTok. Is It Really A National Security Threat?

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With TikTok, users create short videos often set to music. It's been the most-downloaded app in the U.S. during the pandemic. Jens Kalaene/Picture Alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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With TikTok, users create short videos often set to music. It's been the most-downloaded app in the U.S. during the pandemic.

Jens Kalaene/Picture Alliance via Getty Images

The app doesn't seem to collect any more data than other social media platforms. But the Trump administration argues that data could fall into the hands of the Chinese government.

NPR's Bobby Allyn reported on TikTok's role in the racial justice movement.

Find and support your local public radio station.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Beth Donovan with fact-checking from Anne Li. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.