Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly warned lawmakers and other officials about the during trips to Washington, DC, last year. At a in October, the tech executive apparently tried to convince President Donald Trump that the threat Chinese internet companies pose to American business should be a bigger concern than , according to a report Sunday from The Wall Street Journal.
Trump earlier this month concerns that it scoops up information on Americans that could be turned over to the Chinese government., calling the wide use of such China-based apps a “national emergency.” TikTok has drawn the attention of the Trump administration, as well as other parts of the US government, because of
Rising concerns about TikTok come as the app’s popularity has exploded. TikTok previously blasted the threat of a ban, saying it had tried to engage with the US government in good faith for nearly a year. The company is to challenge the original executive order.
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SOURCE: Cnet, Carrie Mihalcik