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Ninja quits TikTok over privacy concerns

Ninja has quit TikTok over privacy concerns.

The video platform has suffered major blows in recent weeks, with The Trump administration said to be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had hinted that it was "something we're looking at" in a recent interview.

Whilst a collection of anti-Semitic videos gained more than 6.5 million views on TikTok, before being removed.

And now the YouTube and gamer star has ditched the app on the basis that it's a Chinese firm and over fears they are "data farming".

He hasn't however got rid of his profile.

Taking to Twitter, he told his followers: "I have deleted the TikTok app off all my devices. Hopefully a less intrusive company (data farming) that isn't owned by China can recreate the concept legally, such funny and amazing content on the app from influencers."

Meanwhile, the app briefly broke down yesterday (09.07.20) due to "higher traffic than normal".

In a statement, they said: "Earlier today, some of our users experienced app issues around notifications, the display of likes and view counts, and trouble loading videos on some pages of the app.

"The issues appear to have been caused by higher traffic than normal on our servers in Virginia, causing temporary service disruptions. We've resolved the problem and are investigating the cause, and will share updates as they become available."

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