TikTok’s Head “Shou Zi Chew” Testifies Before Congress Amid Possible US Ban Threat

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With a possible ban on TikTok in the United States, Shou Zi Chew, CEO of the platform addressed the Congress saying about the app also citing Project Texas. In recent years, TikTok with its growing user base has also been under the radar. As the governments of some countries have cited national security threats that come from TikTok. But what did the CEO of TikTok recently say about the app?

Read on to learn more about TikTok’s CEO standing before Congress on issues surrounding the platform’s security threats.

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew faces Congress over potential US ban on the app

TikTok, and its growing popularity, is under the direction of the government and its authorities in some countries. In recent months, there have been reports that the app may be banned in the US. Because the national security threats posed by the app concerned the governments.

Well, in the context of the same issues with TikTok. TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew recently appeared before Congress to testify about the app’s data collection policy and other issues. In a hearing of more than 5 hours of Chew, he testified that TikTok is not a threat to the national security of any country.

What did TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testify about TikTok?

Shou Zi Chew has been the CEO of TikTok since the year 2021. After all the accusations against TikTok for being a threat to the countries national security. It was on March 23 that Chew testified about the allegations related to the app. Amid reports of a possible ban on the app in the US.

Chew said in his testimony that the app is not a national security threat. After appearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He confirmed saying “(To) state this unequivocal alliance: ByteDance is not an agent of China or any other country”. Not to forget, TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a company said to be headquartered in Beijing.

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew talked about Project Texas

During the hearing of Chew CEO Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the representative claimed about “TikTok’s potential foreign influence on American life”. On the other hand, Democrat Frank Pallone said about the spread of misinformation on TikTok. However, testifying to the same, Chew said that TikTok is run by Singapore and is a Singaporean company.

He even said about Project Texas. Project Texas is an effort where the organization would move all of its US data to home servers. To also delete any or all of the user’s data. He said this could be completed by the end of this year.

Not to be missed, Project Texas is a $1.5 billion security project. He said, “Under this structure, the Chinese government has no way to access it or force access to it”.

Ruchi Singh

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