The Mexican government has disclosed that government will not ban the popular video-sharing social media app TikTok.
The country’s president stated this on Monday, as the United States moves closer to a possible ban of the Chinese-owned app because of security concerns.
When asked about the platform during his regular morning news conference, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed “complete freedom” after TikTok’s CEO was grilled by US lawmakers last week.
Some US lawmakers have called on the government to ban the app, claiming it could be used for sweeping data collection, content censorship, and harm to children’s mental health.
The Chinese foreign ministry stated on Monday that the US has not presented any evidence that TikTok poses a threat to national security.
Meanwhile, Canada banned the app from government-issued devices last month, citing privacy and security concerns.