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TikTok’s Data Admission Stokes Fresh Concern With FCC Member (1)

July 6, 2022, 1:25 AM

TikTok’s admission that some China-based workers have access to data on US users provided fresh ammunition to a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission who is trying to get the video-sharing service dropped from major app stores.

“There is apparently a tremendous amount of information that was flowing back to Beijing,” Commissioner Brendan Carr said on Bloomberg TV Tuesday. “I don’t have a lot of trust left in TikTok.”

WATCH: Brendan Carr, FCC commissioner, says TikTok is a “sophisticated surveillance tool.”
Source: Bloomberg

TikTok has been questioned by US officials over whether private data on Americans may have been handed over to the authoritarian regime in China. The app, owned by ByteDance ...