The US Congress recently held a hearing to discuss concerns about the popular video-sharing app, TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance. The app has been the subject of several controversies, including allegations of censorship and data privacy concerns. The focus of the hearing was to explore whether TikTok poses a national security threat to the United States and whether its Chinese ownership presents a risk to users’ privacy. TikTok has denied all allegations of censorship and data privacy violations, but concerns remain about the potential access to user data by the Chinese government. The hearing highlights ongoing concerns about TikTok’s ownership and operation, and the issue of data privacy and national security is likely to continue to be a key area of concern.
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