Most Of The majority of Gen Z and Millennial TikTok users in the U.S. are unhappy that TikTok may be banned, according to a survey of 10,000 users on Friday,media CNET reported. And 83 percent of respondents were not particularly concerned about potential privacy issues, so they wouldn’t consider deleting the social media video app.
According to the TruePublic survey, the majority of respondents also do not want to switch to TikTok’s competitors: 88 per cent prefer TikTok to competitors such as Triller and Byte. Instagram also launched a competitive service called Reels this week.
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok over the weekend unless the app, owned by Byte Dance, a Chinese internet group, is acquired by a U.S. company. Microsoft has been in talks to buy part or all of TikTok’ stake. Mr. Trump issued an executive order late Thursday, local time, banning “all transactions” with Byte Dance or its subsidiaries. He called the widespread use of the app a “national emergency.” The order came into effect 45 days after its issuance.
TikTok did not immediately respond to a request for comment.