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FCC Official Wants App Stores to Cancel TikTok. That’s Unlikely

  • Commissioner Brendan Carr writes letter to Apple, Google
  • Carr calls TikTok a ‘sophisticated surveillance tool’
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A member of the US Federal Communications Commission will have a tough time getting Apple Inc. and Google to remove the popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok from their app stores.

The FCC doesn’t regulate the stores and Brendan Carr is a Republican on the agency controlled by Democrats. Its agenda is set by Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, who was appointed by President Joe Biden.