Trump Facebook ad calls for ‘sinister’ TikTok to be banned for ‘monitoring your phones’ – The Sun

PRESIDENT Donald Trump is now promoting an "official survey" on Facebook, asking social media users if they think the app TikTok should be banned in the United States.

On Friday, the official Facebook page for President Trump posted a link to a "petition" to ban TikTok.

The post said, "TikTok has been caught red handed by monitoring what is your phone's clipboard. Sign the petition now to BAN TikTok."

It included a photo with different headlines from unnamed sources warning about the dangers of TikTok to everyday Americans.

One of the headlines stated, "Warning – Apple Suddenly Catches TikTok Secretly Spying on Millions of iPhone Users."

If Facebook users clip on the link provided, it brings up an "Official Survey" that is only one question.

It asks, "Do you think TikTok should be banned in the United States?"

Users are then asked to choice between "Yes" or "No" and input their name and contact information.

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, but offered no further details.

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported the administration was weighing action against Chinese social media services like TikTok under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

Some Facebook users responded to Trump's post, saying it was a "complete mistprepresentation" of the situation.

Others pointed out that companies like Facebook and Google also monitored users data.

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