During a US Senate hearing on Wednesday, TikTok chief operating officer Vanessa Pappas was grilled about the app’s connections to China and data security. Photo: Shutterstock
During a US Senate hearing on Wednesday, TikTok chief operating officer Vanessa Pappas was grilled about the app’s connections to China and data security. Photo: Shutterstock
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As TikTok is grilled by US senators over China links, owner ByteDance stays silent

  • TikTok’s top executive addressed questions on the short video app’s links to China and the Communist Party in a hearing on social media’s impact on Wednesday
  • The app’s Beijing-based owner ByteDance and the Chinese government have been largely quiet about increased scrutiny of the platform in recent months

During a US Senate hearing on Wednesday, TikTok chief operating officer Vanessa Pappas was grilled about the app’s connections to China and data security. Photo: Shutterstock
During a US Senate hearing on Wednesday, TikTok chief operating officer Vanessa Pappas was grilled about the app’s connections to China and data security. Photo: Shutterstock
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