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Calls for Tik Tok to be Banned in Australia

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Chinese spying fears are the main concern...

The federal government have had calls to ban one of the most popular apps in the world, Tik Tok.

The Herald Sun has reported that the social media giant may be on its way to the Foreign Interference through Social Media senate. The inquiry may be proceeding due to fears the Chinese-owned platform leaks users' information to Bejing.

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The popular video app, owned by Chinese company Bytedance, is used by more than 1.6 million Australians. It allows users, most of them in the 16-24 age bracket, to record videos of themselves and broadcast them on the app.

The Morrison government last week dedicated $1.35 billion of its $270 billion defense spending plan to national cyber-security capabilities following ongoing cyber attacks from a foreign actor, widely believed to be China.