The U.S. government is actually pushing for TikTok to stop being a Chinese business, a total pain in the blackout in the country, where it has some 150 million users, making it the main source of entertainment after Netflix.
This is in the context of the CEO of the company S Legislators Republicans and Democrats.
What the CEO of TikTok said to the meeting that wants to ban the app
On Thursday, Chew replied to the Assembly “what we need are clear and transparent rules that are widely available to all technical companies: ownership is not the key to addressing these issues”.
In a particularly awkward moment, Singaporean Chew, 40, acknowledged that some of the Americans’ personal information was still subject to Chinese law, but claimed that it had just changed.
For and against TikTok
Last Wednesday, a dozen teenagers, teachers and business owners called Congress to voice their opposition to the ban on the app and highlight the benefits of TikTok to their lives and livelihoods.
However, this Thursday’s session began with strong criticism: “TikTok has chosen the path of more control, surveillance and manipulation. Its platform should be condemned,” said Cathy McMorris Rodgers, chairwoman of the Commerce and Energy Committee of the House of Lords. The ambassadors were heard at the beginning.
“The Chinese Communist Party can collect sensitive information (from US TikTok users) and control what we ultimately see, hear and believe,” the Republican lawmaker added.
Congress also met the manager with examples of young users who engage in death or dangerous activities that have been fatal, a phenomenon that – however, is repeated on Instagram, Twitter and other platforms.
“Their technology is literally leading to death,” said Congressman Gus Bilirakis, pointing in the audience to a family whose son was killed in a blasphemy tragedy that relatives say was related to TikTok.