Blaze News investigates: Cybersecurity expert says he accidentally discovered 'disturbing' data transfers from TikTok: 'The app should be banned'

Blaze News investigates: Cybersecurity expert says he accidentally discovered ‘disturbing’ data transfers from TikTok: ‘The app should be banned’


While TikTok influencers rage against U.S. politicians for passing legislation against their favorite social media platform, one cybersecurity expert said a “disturbing” incident with TikTok led him to support the proposed law.

The law was passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden in April. It forces the parent company of TikTok to either sell the platform or face a ban among users in the U.S. A campaign by influencers encouraged by the platform backfired in March when users harassed members of Congress and at least one threatened to commit suicide if the law passed. Rather than dissuade the politicians, the irrational furor substantiated the dangers of the app.

‘Really odd, and it jumped out at us.’

Steven MacKeon is the founder and

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