TikTok’s CEO faced scrutiny from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in congressional testimony Thursday as he defended the company from the threat of a national ban.
CEO Shou Zi Chew appeared on Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Chew answered questions about the company’s privacy practices, connections with China
, and handling of children’s data but found very few lawmakers sympathetic to his claims. Most members appeared uninterested in hearing Chew elaborate on the policies but seemed interested in asking for short answers to complicated questions and in criticizing the social media platform.
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“We do not trust TikTok will ever embrace American values — values for freedom, human rights, and innovation,” committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) said in her opening