Why would Australia ban TikTok? - The Signal - ABC Radio

TikTok's reputation is changing. It used to be known as a Gen Z haunt and lip sync repository, but now there's growing anxiety about its links to the Chinese Government. India has gone so far as to ban the social media app, and the same option is being discussed in Australia and the US, among other countries. So what's motivating the concerns about TikTok's links to China? How is the company answering back? And would Australia really ban it? Featured: Ariel Bogle, Technology Reporter, ABC Science Unit