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TikTok CEO Argues Content Moderation Vital as Twitter Cuts Staff

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WATCH: Shou Chew, Chief Executive Officer, TikTok speaks at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum.Source: Bloomberg

The chief executive officer of hit video app TikTok suggested Elon Musk and Twitter Inc. are heading down a risky path.

Shou Zi Chew, whose company has come under fire from US officials, emphasized the importance of investing in sufficient staff to handle content moderation and security. He made the comments in response to questions about whether TikTok could operate effectively if it fired half its staff, the way Twitter has under Musk.