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The most popular video making app world-wide – TikTok is banned by the U.S. Navy. The ban is applicable to all the government-issued devices indicating TikTok a “Cybersecurity Threat”.

The U.S navy has issued the bulletin on Tuesday through Facebook page meant for all military members. The bulletin said that all those navy members who have the TikTok app and did not uninstall the app would be blocked from the official Navy-Marine Corps Intranet.

The U.S. navy only gave the reason of security concerns without any details that how a social media app like TikTok can endanger the security of the nation. But Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Uriah Orland said in his statement that the order given by the U.S. Navy is part of an effort to “address existing and emerging threats”.