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Trudeau said Canada is following the United States in exploring its options regarding TikTok.

Trudeau said Canada is following the United States in exploring its options regarding TikTok.

Canadian authorities, following the United States, are exploring options for action regarding the social network TikTok in order to ensure the security of the personal data of Canadians. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this to reporters during a visit to the province of Quebec, whose speech was broadcast by Canadian television channels.

“The United States has taken further steps [on TikTok] and … we are exploring our options so that we can make the right choices to protect the security of Canadians’ data and personal information,” Trudeau said.

On April 20, the US Congress approved a number of bills, including an initiative to possibly ban TikTok in the country. Lawmakers are proposing to give the Chinese company ByteDance one year to sell the social network, otherwise TikTok may be banned in the United States.

Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, He Yadong, said that the Chinese authorities will take the necessary retaliatory measures in connection with the US intention to ban the social network TikTok. He stressed that Washington must stop “unreasonable pressure” on businesses in other countries and provide “an open, fair, equitable and non-discriminatory environment for companies from all countries investing in and doing business in the United States.”