It has been long overdue for Republicans and Democrats to come together and voice their opposition to China. While some of the legislation that was passed may have been viewed as partisan, it is still important that we continue to make progress in addressing the issues that affect the country. Tensions between China and the US are growing, and it is now more important than ever that we adopt a bipartisan approach to prevent threats from happening.
Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado has urged the CEOs of Google and Apple to remove the popular media app TikTok from their respective app stores due to concerns about its potential to compromise national security. While he recognizes that the application's value to users should be acknowledged, he believes that it should be taken down due to its potential to abuse the privacy of Americans' data.
This controversial opinion has been discussed in various places, including Colorado. Senator Michael Bennet's comments have been met with mixed reactions. It is not clear why he made these remarks alone.
According to reports, Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado has urged the CEOs of Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their respective app stores due to concerns about its potential to compromise national security.
CNBC reported on the matter with Tiktok’s response.
Following the signing of a bill by President Biden, which banned the use of TikTok on federal devices, the company released a statement regarding the letter. Several states, including North Dakota, Iowa, Alabama, and Nebraska, have already banned the platform.
According to Forbes, ByteDance was planning on tracking American citizens' locations. The company reportedly started an internal risk and audit department to look into misconduct among its employees. However, instead of investigating these individuals, the team was allegedly planning on gathering data about at least one individual who was never employed by the company.
Some Democratic and Republican officials have expressed their opposition to ByteDance's presence in the US. In his letter to the executives of tech companies, Bennett noted that Chinese law requires them to support and cooperate with Chinese state intelligence agencies.
TikTok's CEO will be presenting his testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Committee next month. Despite the various countries that can still exercise their political and economic influence, the U.S. is the only country that can stand up to China's Communist Party. It is also the most powerful nation in the world and has the necessary resources to respond to the growing threat of Chinese imperialism.
The situation regarding TikTok's plea to remain in the US is an indication of how powerful the country is when it comes to international trade. China is unwilling to challenge the US, and if both political parties in the country can come together and stand up against the ambitions of the Communist Party of China (CPC), there is no way that they can prevent the company from operating.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on NEXT.