This hearing was long overdue, but it didn’t disappoint. My biggest takeaway is that TikTok poses a serious threat to our national and personal security. The company’s undeniable ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leave 150 million American users vulnerable to the platform’s harmful algorithms, manipulation, and data collection.
The way I see it, banning this platform is the only way to address these immediate threats. But I’m looking to the future, too. I’m eager to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a national privacy and data security standard to prevent any app, website, or platform from ever spying on Americans again.