Mark Warner, chairman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, is confident that the US presidential administration supports a bill to ban the use of the TikTok social network, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, in the country.
“I think the White House is very supportive of this bill,” the senator said in an interview with CBS News in response to a related question.
Warner agrees that this social network poses a threat to the security of US users’ personal data. In addition, according to him, the social network can be a means of informational influence from Beijing. He called it one of his “biggest fears”. “This channel (TikTok social network) can be used for propaganda or disinformation promoted by the Communist Party (China),” said the senator.
Meanwhile, TikTok chief Zhou Shouzi in a US Congress hearing on Thursday said the social network was not controlled by the Chinese government and citizens’ personal data was stored in the United States. under control.
On Friday, White House strategic communications coordinator John Kirby said Shouzi’s speech did not change the attitude of US authorities towards the social network as a threat to national security.
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