Shou Ji Chew has appeared before the Congress Committee for the first time. According to the ANI agency, the Chinese social media app Tiktok is accused of giving its data to the People’s Liberation Army of China.
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The US summoned the company’s CEO, Shou Ji Chew, on the social media app Tiktok. On Thursday, Shou Ji Chew made his point in front of the US Parliament. Chew has repeatedly emphasized that Tiktok has no influence from the Chinese government and does not threaten the security of the US or any country. During this, Chew also faced questioning by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
In fact, America is worried about its security after many countries have banned Tiktok. At the same time, to remove this concern, Tiktok CEO Shou Ji Chew spoke in front of the US Congress on Thursday. Please tell that Shou Ji Chew has appeared before the Congress Committee for the first time. According to the ANI agency, the Chinese social media app Tiktok is accused of giving its data to the People’s Liberation Army of China.
America’s security concern
During this, the US House Energy and Commerce Committee questioned Chew. During this, Chew told that Tiktok company is taking action to address the concern related to the security of America. This questioning lasted about four hours and during this time Chew repeatedly said that Tiktok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. He said that this company neither shares any kind of data with the Jinping Government of China nor with the Chinese Communist Party. He said that Tiktok does not pose any threat to its 150 million users in America.
Chinese government control over Tiktok
According to media reports, during the interrogation, US MP Debbie Lesko cited other countries including India which have banned Tiktok. Lesko asked Chew how could the countries that banned TikTok and our FBI director be all wrong? Lesko said that all these allege that Tiktok is controlled by the Chinese government. Chew replied, I think all the security concerns are imaginary.
US users’ data passed on to CCP
According to the information, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Chief of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee, had said that Tiktok has intentionally sent the data of American users to the CCP. He had said that we have every right to know how it is affecting their privacy and data security.
Nationwide ban on Chinese apps in India
Let us tell you that in 2020, India imposed a nationwide ban on Tiktok and dozens of other Chinese apps, including messaging app WeChat, due to privacy and security concerns. The ban came soon after a clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers at the LAC, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and dozens were injured. The companies were given a chance to answer questions on privacy and security requirements but the ban was made permanent through January 2021.