Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner, wants Apple and Google to remove TikTok apps from the playstore and app store. He claims the popular social media app is a severe national security threat.
The letter posted by Carr says, "TikTok may not be what it seems on the surface.
It's not just an app to share funny videos and memes. "That's the sheep's clothing." This letter was sent to the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, and the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai.
Carr, a Republican Commissioner, was nominated by Trump during his administration. He stated in the letter, "TikTok functions as a sophisticated surveillance instrument that harvests extensive amounts of personal and sensitive data."
He asked tech companies to stop making the app available for download.
The letter details how TikTok's practices may not have complied with Apple's or Google's app store policies.