China-Based TikTok Employees Tracked U.S. Journalists, Citizens

Posted on AllSides December 23rd, 2022
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The China-based parent company of TikTok said Thursday that an internal investigation revealed employees obtained private data of four U.S.-based tech journalists and other American users’ information.

ByteDance, the Chinese tech giant that owns the video-sharing app, was accused earlier this year of tracking multiple reporters at Forbes under a covert surveillance campaign, which led to employees gaining access to information such as the IP addresses of some TikTok users connected to the reporters.

Forbes reported that ByteDance’s Internal Audit and Risk Control department was responsible for the alleged plan...

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