Senate Intelligence Committee Calls On FTC To Investigate TikTok For ‘Deception’

Posted on AllSides July 8th, 2022
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The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking that it open an investigation into whether TikTok misled U.S. lawmakers about China-based employees of its parent company, ByteDance, accessing American user data.

The letter, signed by committee chairman Senator Mark Warner and vice chairman Senator Marco Rubio, cites “repeated misrepresentations by TikTok concerning its data security, data processing, and corporate governance practices.” (Disclosure: In a former life, I held policy positions at Facebook.)

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