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TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has publicly responded to a recent House decision aiming to force the app to divest its ties with the Chinese company ByteDance or face a ban in the United States.

In a TikTok, Chew said, “We will not stop fighting and advocating for you. We will continue to do all we can, including exercising our legal rights, to protect this amazing platform that we have built with you. We believe we can overcome this together. I encourage you to keep sharing your stories. Share them with your friends, share them with your family, share them with your senators. Protect your constitutional rights. Make your voices heard.”

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This call to action follows the House’s overwhelming vote in favor of The Protecting Americans From Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, which necessitates TikTok’s divestiture or faces a US ban. The legislation targets national security concerns related to ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, and its potential data sharing with the Chinese government.

Despite TikTok’s rebuttal of these security risk accusations. Chew said, “Over the last few years, we have invested to keep your data safe and our platform free from outside manipulation. We have committed that we will continue to do so.”


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