TikTok CEO testifies before US Congress about security vulnerabilities. TikTok has confirmed that Chief Executive Officer, Shou Zi Chew, will appear before the US Energy and Commerce Committee in March. More precisely, he will testify before the committee on March 23. It will be his first appearance before a congressional committee.
The news comes as the House Foreign Affairs Committee plans to vote next month on a bill designed to block the use of TikTok in the United States over national security concerns.
TikTok CEO testifies before US Congress on security concerns
“TikTok, owned by ByteDance, has knowingly given the Chinese Communist Party the ability to access US user data,” said McMorris Rodgers, adding that Americans deserve to know how these actions affect their privacy and data security.
A TikTok spokesman also said so
“We welcome the opportunity to set the record straight about TikTok, ByteDance and the commitments we are making to address US national security concerns before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The company also hopes that by sharing the details of its comprehensive plans with the full committee, Congress can take a more considered approach to current issues.
The company also said “there is no truth to Rep. McMorris Rodgers that TikTok made US user data available to the Chinese Communist Party. TikTok also assured that the Chinese Communist Party has no direct or indirect control over ByteDance or TikTok.
McMorris Rodgers and other Republican lawmakers have demanded more information from TikTok. They want to know its impact on young people because they are concerned about harmful content. In addition, they want more details about the possible sexual exploitation of minors on the platform.
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