The British Army is using a Chinese-owned app that the United States military has ordered its personnel to stay away from over Washington’s fears that it could be used for spying.

The British authorities intend to use video-sharing app TikTok as part of their unclassified efforts to recruit young people to join the armed forces.

While the US authorities have launched an investigation into whether Beijing ByteDance Technology Co, the owner of the app popular with teenagers, is sending information about users to the Chinese authorities. Under the username “BritishArmyHQ”, the British Army posts short videos of activities such as soldiers answering questions, taking part in training exercises, and firing tanks’ guns.

UK military sticks with TikTok despite Washington's fears

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