Mr. Chew goes to Washington; the battle for TikToks existence
TikTok, the short-form video app, has become a major target of scrutiny for US politicians and regulators due to its Chinese ownership and concerns about data privacy and national security. While TikTok has attempted to address these concerns by working with US agencies and implementing new data controls, many lawmakers remain skeptical that a Chinese-owned app can operate independently of government influence. At the same time, there are broader concerns about the role of social media companies in society, particularly with respect to balancing their pursuit of profit with the well-being of their users. As the US government considers potential regulatory actions, it remains unclear how best to address these complex issues.