TikTok is being investigated by the U.S. government over security and censorship concerns

“However, the rise of TikTok has also piqued the interest of federal officials, who are worried that the China-owned social media network could be storing user data improperly or censoring content” writes Corbin Davenport for ByteDance didn’t seek approval for the purchase from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CIFUS), which normally reviews buyouts from foreign companies for national security risks, which means the group can conduct an investigation now.

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