Tiktok is facing mounting regulatory scrutiny and national security investigation in the U.S.
On Tuesday, Tiktok’s director of creator community brushed aside allegations of Chinese influence on social media app, because the app confronts a U.S. national security investigation. Earlier this month, the U.S. government announced that it was opening a national security investigation into TikTok’s parent company, Beijing-based ByteDance after U.S. lawmakers expressed concern that the Chinese company may be censoring politically sensitive content. Since then, TikTok’s employees have started a campaign to deny the allegations. Alex Zhu, TikTok’s chief executive, emphasized the autonomy of TikTok’s U.S. operation from the headquarters in Beijing, in an extensive profile.