Chinese success app TikTok a golden resource for intelligence services

Published: 2020-08-10

The world's fastest-growing social platform TikTok, created by a Chinese entrepreneur, has 500 million users, most of whom are teenagers.

US President Donald Trump wants to ban the app as he considers it as a threat to US National Security. But how can a seemingly innocent video app for teens be a potential security threat?

– Young people are the future and the Chinese are thinking long-term. Your children line up for free as lab rats, where advanced programs for voice, video and image recognition, with enables mappings of families, society and use it to influence people’s opinions, Marcus Murray explains in TV4’s morning news.

– Data is the new gold. TikTok is an incredibly valuable source of information for intelligence services, says Marcus Murray on Tv4.


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