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TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew rebuts Chinese spy charge at Congress grilling

TikTok has said it has spent more than $1.5 billion on what it calls rigorous data security efforts under the name "Project Texas"

Shou Chew, TikTok CEO
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By David Shepardson

TikTok's chief executive faced tough questions on Thursday from lawmakers who are convinced the Chinese-owned short video app should be barred for being a "tool" of the Chinese Communist Party and because it carries content that can harm children's mental health.
 
CEO Shou Zi Chew's testimony before Congress capped a week of actions by the Chinese company aimed at convincing Americans and their lawmakers that the app creates economic value and supports free speech amid growing calls to ban the app.
 
TikTok, which has more than 150 million American users, was repeatedly hammered in the ongoing hearing

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First Published: Mar 23 2023 | 11:42 PM IST

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