Shou Zi Chew, the head of TikToks, speaks before Congress about the possibility of a US ban on the country

Shou Zi Chew, the head of TikToks, speaks before Congress about the possibility of a US ban on the c ...

Shou Zi Chew, the CEO of the platform, was asked by Congress whether or not TikTok would be banned in the United States. Project Texas is a government that has been monitoring TikTok for the past few years.

Read on to know more about TikTok's CEO facing Congress on issues about the platform posing security dangers.

TikTok, with its expanding popularity, has also been under the radar of governments in several countries. In the past few months, there have been reports of a possible prohibition of the app in the United States. As the national security threats coming from the app have been concerning the governments.

Well, in the context of the same issues with TikTok. Recently, TikTok's CEO Shou Zi Chew faced Congress for proving the app's data collection policy and other concerns. In a more than five-hour hearing of Chew, he testified that TikTok is not a threat to any country's national security.

Shou Zi Chew has been the CEO of TikTok since the year 2021. Following all the claims on the app that she believes it to be a threat to the national security of nations, Chew testified on the charges against the app on March 23rd. There are fears that the app might be banned in the United States.

Chew testified that the application does not pose national security threats. After appearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He testified that "(To) state this unambiguously: ByteDance is not an agent of China or any other country"

The representative claimed about TikTok's "potential foreign influence on American life." Democrat Frank Pallone said about TikTok's "spread of lies." However, Chew said TikTok is a Singaporean entity.

He even mentioned Project Texas. Project Texas is a project where the organisation would be moving all of its data from the United States to domestic servers, as well as deleting any or every information of the user. This might be completed by the end of this year.

Project Texas is a $1.5 billion security initiative, according to the Chinese government, which has no way to get inside it or compel its entry.

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