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TikTok Merits a National Security Investigation, Senators Say

  • Popular teen app may be counterintelligence threat: lawmakers
  • TikTok says it doesn’t censor content, isn’t subject to China
Signage is displayed at the TikTok Creator's Lab 2019 event hosted by Bytedance Ltd. in Tokyo.
Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg
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The Chinese-owned video application TikTok may be a national security threat to the U.S. and should be investigated, two key senators said in a letter to the acting director of national intelligence.

“TikTok is a potential counterintelligence threat we cannot ignore,” Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a letter Thursday to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire.