Booker: TikTok working with US intelligence to make sure China can’t use platform for spying

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) mentioned on Sunday that TikTok is collaborating with U.S. intelligence to enact precautions geared toward safeguarding the favored video-sharing platform from Chinese language surveillance.

“I feel there’s two methods to strategy this one,” Cruz informed Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The proactive step of banning and on authorities units, is one thing that the US federal authorities is doing, states and even localities are doing.”

“However the different strategy to go about that is going on to the corporate, they’re now working with U.S. intelligence people to attempt to be sure that the correct precautions are taken, so the Chinese language can’t get entry and use it for spying,” he continued.

Congress and lots of state legislatures have handed payments banning TikTok on authorities units, largely citing nationwide safety issues. Two Republicans introduced a invoice final month to ban TikTok throughout all units within the U.S., alleging that the appliance poses nationwide safety dangers.

Booker additionally mentioned on Sunday there’s a “sturdy bipartisan view” that motion must be taken to satisfy potential threats that China may pose to the “security, safety and nationwide secrets and techniques” of the U.S.

“That is one thing we now have to take critically,” he mentioned. “It is a matter for American corporations who’ve their secrets and techniques stolen. It is a matter that we now have to have round our navy.”

–Up to date at 12:11 p.m.