Video-sharing app TikTok said Monday that it started an information hub website and a Twitter account to address “rumors and misinformation.”
The statement emphasized the company’s commitment to transparency and trust amid calls from the Trump administration to ban the application in the U.S. TikTok aims for these tools to be a “source of truth” and added:
Today, we are taking another step to continue to build trust with our TikTok community by delivering the facts – in our own words and in the words of leading experts across cybersecurity, media and academia – because we neither support nor stand for the spread of misinformation on our platform, or about our platform.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 6 blocking all U.S. transactions with TikTok’s Chinese parent corporation, ByteDance, looking to force the video-sharing app to sever its ties to Beijing.
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TikTok and its U.S. employees are planning to take Trump’s administration to court over his order in separate lawsuits, both are said to argue that the ban is unconstitutional.
In its new information hub, TikTok continues saying U.S. user data is stored in Virginia with a back-up in Singapore, and that it “has never provided any US user data to the Chinese government, nor would it do so if asked.”
Originally posted at usatoday