Chew expected to note the 150 million Americans who use the app
House Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., said TikTok ‘knowingly allowed’ Beijing to access Americans’ data. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo) TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew’s challenge when he appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday will be to persuade lawmakers that his company isn’t the tech version of the suspected Chinese spy balloon shot down as it flew over the U.S. last month.
The Chinese-owned video-sharing app used daily by about 150 million Americans faces widespread calls either to be shut down or sold to a U.S. company because of fears that Beijing is using it to collect data on Americans and engaging in a subversive propaganda campaign.
Chew is expected to face a barrage of questions from lawmakers of both parties on whether Beijing has access to Americans’ data collected by […]
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