[Global Times Comprehensive Report] According to the Israeli "Jerusalem Post" on the 7th, border police in the country asked soldiers not to use the video social application TikTok to upload content at the base or during missions, fearing that it would cause hidden dangers in information security and privacy. It is reported that TikTok is extremely popular among Israeli teenagers and soldiers.
The "Israel Times" states that the border police is a branch of the Israeli National Police Force. The agency said that uploading videos to apps in police facilities or operations could harm Israel's security, and that the videos themselves could "damage the agency's value and image." Border police said the ban on uploading information about bases and official operations to social media has been in place for years, but several videos recently shared on TikTok made the agency specifically point out the application. Commentary said that the U.S. military recently announced that it had banned soldiers from using TikTok on the grounds of "China snooping on privacy," but Israel did not mention that.
The Jerusalem Post states that TikTok is extremely popular among Israeli youth and soldiers. Last December, a 21-year-old IDF woman soldier was arrested and punished while taking part in a TikTok online celebrity event to bite another fan for looting. The New York Times said on the 8th that TikTok was called "the last sunny corner on the Internet." In the past two years, the explosive growth of TikTok has become a rare success story of Chinese Internet in the West. The app has been downloaded more than 1.5 billion times, according to data company Sensor Tower. As of the end of 2019, TikTok has received more downloads than well-known apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. (Tang Xiangwen) Back to Sohu, see more