Capitol Hill Grills Tick Tock CEO on Security, Spying, and Suicide Controversies
- Tick Tock CEO is being grilled by lawmakers on Capitol Hill
- Lawmakers are discussing security, spying and suicide in relation to the app
- The company is working to protect user data and has built a firewall to seal off U.S. user data from unauthorized foreign access
- Lawmakers are skeptical of Tick Tock’s explanations, expressing bipartisan agreement that they do not buy it
- Influencers have rallied against a potential ban, citing the app as a source of community building and free speech.
Tick Tock at Risk: Voices from the Executive Branch, Intelligence Suggestions, Data Storage in Texas, and Chinas Espionage Activities
- Tick Tock CEO based claims of minimizing risk on voices from the executive branch
- Intelligence suggests that there is a risk to having Tick Tock on devices
- Tick Tock has saved data in a server farm in Texas
- China has been engaged in multi-faceted espionage operations against the United States for years
- Javed Ali recommends not banning Tick Tock.