|President Donald J. Trump said he was considering banning the Tiktok as a way to hurt China.(Photo from Youtube)|
[아시아뉴스통신=레악카나 기자] TikTok teens have declared war against the Trump administration after calls to ban the app heightened among Republicans. First, these social media users used their power to request thousands of tickets to Donald Trump's Tulsa campaign rally and now they’re posting negative reviews about the Official Trump 2020 app in the Apple Store. As of 10 July, the app had around 200,000 negative reviews and a 1.2 star rating in the Apple Store due to the campaign.
Users used this tactic to get the app deleted from the Apple Store, but it may be misguided. The company hasn’t deleted apps in the past due to negative reviews. The retaliation from TikTok teens using the app, came after Mr Trump said this week he was considering barring the social media app to hurt China.. TikTok reportedly has 165 million downloads in the United States alone. Although the Trump administration has discussed banning the app, it was unclear how they would be able to carry out the ban for the entirety of the country.
Kurt Opsahl, general counsel of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF), a digital rights group, told Fortune the route the Trump administration could take is barring federal workers from using the app or preventing any federal funding to go towards it.