According to the newspaper Wall Street JournalMr. Shou Zi Chew has agreed to attend a hearing before the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23.
This will be the first time the TikTok CEO appears at a US Congressional hearing and faces questions before a congressional committee.
The hearing will help US lawmakers, especially Republicans, to answer questions about ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok based in Beijing, allowing the Chinese government to allow the Chinese government. access data and track US users.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, stressed that Americans need to be made aware of how these actions affect their privacy and data security.
In response to the allegations, ByteDance Company denied the above suspicions and said that the Chinese government has no control, either directly or indirectly, over ByteDance Company and TikTok in a statement issued. on January 30.
Like other Republican lawmakers, Ms. Rodgers has asked TikTok to provide more information about the impact of this application on young people, amid harmful and sexually abusive content. Minors are increasingly rampant on the platform.
TikTok also said that through the hearing in March, it will clarify allegations and doubts about the TikTok platform in particular and ByteDance Company in general, as well as address concerns about national security.
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew also said that the platform needs to invest more in protecting teenagers.
Currently, TikTok is still trying to allay the concerns of US authorities and users. Mr. Chew also hopes to have the opportunity to address these issues at the hearing.
Earlier, on December 14, the US Senate voted to ban the TikTok application on the phones of government employees, and US lawmakers also proposed a nationwide ban on the TikTok application. America.