Tensions between the U.S. government and TikTok are heating up again. In a letter posted to Twitter (opens in new tab), FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr directed Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet (Google) CEO Sundar Pichai to remove the social media video app from their respective app stores.
Carr states that if they do not remove the app by July 8 then they must provide a statement explaining how the app does not violate the policies of their respective app stores.
We have reached out to Apple, Google and TikTok, but there has been no official comment at this time. We will update this story if we receive comment.