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TikTok app sales won’t resolve
Tik Tok app sales : According to recent media reports, the china owned audio and video-sharing app’s CEO said that selling the app won’t solve the security concerns that the US has.
Shou Zi Chew, Tik Tok chief said in a recent media report that divesting the app of its Chinese owners, which the US is demanding right now, cannot offer more protection than the plan that the company has already offered.
This statement of the chief came after the US threatened to ban the app from their country unless the Chinese owners sell their shares.
US security concerns says CEO
An American partner named Oracle Corp was offered by Tik Tok in order to store American users’ data and guard it against any of influence that can be caused by the Chinese.
Shou Zi does welcome feedback on what other risks the US is talking about and so far he hasn’t heralded of anything that can be solved by selling the app.
On Thursday, China accused the United States of always suppressing Tik Tok and spreading false rumours about the app.
Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry also said that the US has now failed to produce any solid evidence that the app is a threat to US national security.
Chew told in a media interview published Thursday that the US’s recent demands for ByteDance to sell its ownership in the social media platform provide no more protection than a multibillion-dollar plan the business had made with US-based company Oracle Corp.
Chew also declined to reveal whether ByteDance is willing to sell its investment, stating that the business, which owns 20% of TikTok, has considered it but does not believe the moment is appropriate.
Chew mentioned that as of now they do not have any plans.
Chew’s comments come just days before he is scheduled to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on TikTok’s “consumer privacy and data security procedures, the platforms’ influence on youngsters, and their ties with the Chinese Communist Party.”
The Biden administration has asked that ByteDance divest its share in TikTok, threatening the social media site with a ban in the United States.
In a recent interview, a spokesperson of Tik Tok agreed with the chief and said that selling the app won’t resolve the issue of security.
It was Earlier this month that the US decided to ban Tik Tok unless the Chinese owners divest their stakes in it.
Due to concerns that Chinese government access to user data could undermine western security interests, TikTok has come under growing assault.
The White House also backed the legislation that was introduced by several senators to give the administration new powers to ban the Chinese app- Tik Tok.
Last week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a bill introduced by Representative Michael McCaul, which would have given Vice President Joe Biden the authority to outlaw TikTok after then-president Donald Trump’s attempts to do so in 2020 were blocked by the courts, along with the Chinese messaging app WeChat.
Democrats criticised McCaul’s plan, claiming it was hurried and needed careful consideration through discussion and expert input. It took 18 months for certain significant measures with a Chinese focus, such as the Chips Funding Bill, to be approved. The entire US House of Representatives might vote on the bill this month, according to McCaul.
“I do welcome feedback on what other risk we are talking about that is not addressed by this,” he said from TikTok’s WeWork offices in Washington. “So far I haven’t heard anything that cannot actually be solved by this.”