April 1, 2023
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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.”

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