One Democratic senator is agreeing with former President Donald Trump about the dangers of China's TikTok app.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) shared his concerns about the video-sharing app during an interview on "Fox News Sunday.
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"Well, I think Donald Trump was right. I mean, TikTok is an enormous threat," Warner said during the interview.
"So, if you're a parent, and you've got a kid on TikTok, I would be very, very concerned. All of that data that your child is inputting and receiving is being stored somewhere in Beijing," he added.
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Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton also recently wrote a letter to Homeland Security concerning issues with TikTok.
"TikTok captures vast amounts of private information on users, including American citizens, and has long been suspected of providing the CCP with potential access to that information," Cotton said.
"Given the security concerns with TikTok and the company's repeated statements about 'U.S.-based' teams and data centers, having hundreds of foreign nationals working in those offices presents another potential threat," he added in the letter.
TikTok's influence on youth culture in America is vast, but the national security threats are real -- and growing.
Warner and Cotton are two senators among several lawmakers voicing their concerns over the data sharing taking place through the app that continues to collect enormous amounts of information on the next generation of Americans. Cotton is one senator who is pushing for the app to be completely banned in the U.S.
The security aspects must be addressed regardless of the app's popularity to help protect users from the growing danger of their digital information being used against them.
Source: Fox News