Alaska Senator Sullivan offered to listen to TikTok’s threats against Americans
WASHINGTON, January 11 – RIA Novosti. Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan has suggested that the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hold a hearing about the dangers of the TikTok social network.
Similar hearings were held in October 2021, according to the legislator, with the concerns raised not only confirmed but reinforced by the recognition that “employees of parent company (TikTok) ByteDance located in China have access to user data in the United States”,’ the letter states. . Its author attributes the need for hearings to the “risks” posed by using this platform for Americans and their children.
More than 100 million Americans use TikTok in the US. Donald Trump, the former head of the White House, failed to sell his social networking assets, and wanted to block TikTok within the country.
Last December, the US Senate passed a bill banning TikTok from installing on federal government electronic devices. The use of the popular app for creating and watching short videos has also been banned by civil servants in many US states. A provision has been added to the US 2023 budget proposal that prohibits TikTok from being used by government employees.
TikTok is a short video creation and viewing application owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. Launched in 2018, it has become the segment leader in China and is gaining popularity worldwide.
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