Nov 4, 2019

TikTok and Apple decline to testify over China

Both TikTok and Apple have declined to testify to US Congress in a hearing, about their ties to China. "I've invited Apple and TikTok [US] to testify on Tuesday about their business in and with China and the risks to American consumers. So far, they are both refusing. Something to hide?" tweeted Republican senator Josh Hawley, who has organised Tuesday's session. In a statement, the Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok said it was "Committed" to "Working productively" with Congress on issues around national security interests. TikTok says 60% of its US users are aged between 16 and 24. In an open letter, two senior US politicians described TikTok as "a potential counterintelligence threat we cannot ignore."

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