Here are the countries that have bans on TikTok

A growing number of countries in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific have banned the popular video-sharing app TikTok from government devices as privacy and cybersecurity concerns increase. A handful have prohibited the app altogether.

The company's CEO faced a grilling Thursday from US lawmakers. TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese technology company Bytedance, has long maintained that it does not share data with the Chinese government.

The company points to a project its carrying out to store US user data in the US, which it says will put it out China's reach. It also disputes accusations it collects more user data than other social media companies, and insists that it is run independently by its own management.

But many governments remain cautious about the platform and its ties to China. Here are the places that have implemented partial or total bans...

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