Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has recently requested the US government to conduct a formal investigation into whether TikTok, poses a national security risk by censoring content.
“These Chinese-owned apps are increasingly being used to censor content and silence open discussion on topics deemed sensitive by the Chinese Government and Community Party,” Rubio claimed in a letter calling on the Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to conduct a full review on the potential national security risks posed by TikTok’s acquisition of Musical.ly.
A TikTok spokesperson said: “Our content and moderation policies are led by our US-based team and are not influenced by any foreign government. “
“The Chinese government does not request that TikTok censor content, and would not have jurisdiction regardless, as TikTok does not operate there” CFIUS immediately respond to a request for comment.
Also in a tweets on Wednesday, “Rubio called on the Trump administration to fully enforce anti-boycott laws that prohibit any US person — including US subsidiaries of Chinese companies from complying with foreign boycotts seeking to coerce US companies to conform with #China’s government views.”