Why TikTok Will Likely Remain on App Stores Despite Pressure From the FCC

The short-form video platform may make changes, but there’s little the federal agency can do to regulate its removal by Apple and Google, experts say

TikTok may be safe, for now, even as the Federal Communications Commission urges tech giants to remove the app from its stores. According to multiple tech and legal experts, there’s little the FCC can ultimately do to regulate the popular video app.

“The FCC can’t do anything,” civil litigator Christa Ramey told TheWrap. “They have no regulatory power over social media, app stores or software.”

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Antoinette Siu

Media and Tech Reporter • antoinette.siu@thewrap.com • Twitter: @antoinettesiu