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TikTok’s US Data Admission Stokes Fresh Concerns With Republican FCC Member

  • Republican Brendan Carr comments on Chinese video app
  • TikTok under pressure over how it handles US citizens’ data
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WATCH: Brendan Carr, FCC commissioner, says TikTok is a “sophisticated surveillance tool.”Source: Bloomberg
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TikTok’s admission that some China-based workers have access to data on US users provided fresh ammunition to a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission who is trying to get the video-sharing service dropped from major app stores. 

“There is apparently a tremendous amount of information that was flowing back to Beijing,” Commissioner Brendan Carr said on Bloomberg TV Tuesday. “I don’t have a lot of trust left in TikTok.”