A Democratic senator has joined a growing group of Republican lawmakers pushing for Big Tech platforms to remove TikTok on national security grounds because of its ties to China.
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) pushed for Google and Apple to take TikTok off their platforms in a letter sent on Thursday. The demand makes him just the latest lawmaker to push for TikTok’s removal. He is also one of a few Democrats who have sought to have the app banned from mobile devices.
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“Like most social media platforms, TikTok collects vast and sophisticated data from its users, including faceprints and voiceprints,” Bennet, who serves on the Intelligence Committee, wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. “Unlike most social media platforms,