November 06, 2019

TikTok Responds to US Warnings, Says They’ve Got Nothing to Do With Chinese Government

Featuring Kara Frederick

Source: VICE News

Journalist Lia Savillo

TikTok videos have taken over the internet. They’re short, funny, and can instantly go viral. But not everyone is laughing, like United States lawmakers who are concerned that the Chinese-owned app is a threat to the country’s national security.

TikTok is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd and is under fire for possible links to the Chinese government. U.S. lawmakers are now probing the company for any breach of user data security, among other things.

Read the full story in Vice News.

Authors

  • Kara Frederick

    Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Kara Frederick is a Fellow for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Kara helped create and lea...