If TikTok Gets Banned in the US, These 4 Apps Could Benefit Most

Quick-hit video apps like Triller and Byte could be big winners if the U.S. Government takes action against TikTok

TikTok could be on its way out in the U.S. — and that could be a boon to several of its competitors.

The app, owned by Beijing-based Bytedance, has about 80 million users in the United States, and 80% of those users are between the ages of 18-34. It’s wildly popular, especially among Millennials and Gen Z’ers. But policymakers have grown increasingly concerned over TikTok’s close ties China, worrying its data collection could become a national security threat if the company shares user information with China’s communist regime. (There have already been signs TikTok looks to appease the Chinese government, including censoring videos that mention the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.)

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Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @SeanB44