Jul 29, 2020

TikTok blasts 'copycat' Facebook as US starts probe

TikTok has launched a direct attack on Facebook, accusing it of being a "Copycat" and trying to end TikTok's presence in the US under the guise of patriotism. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said TikTok was now being reviewed over national security concerns. TikTok has long battled allegations that it is too close to the Chinese state - something it fiercely denies. Announcing the review, Secretary Mnuchin said TikTok was being investigated by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which examines commercial transactions for national security concerns. A lawsuit filed in December alleged that TikTok sent "Vast quantities" of user data back to mainland China - something the company denies.

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