Chang to Newsmax: US Company Must Buy TikTok

Author and China expert Gordon Chang told Newsmax on Thursday that a U.S. company must buy Chinese video sharing platform TikTok and control its algorithm to counter the current national security risk the app poses.

“There’s so many national security threats from TikTok that I don’t care how many people say, ‘I like those videos,'” Chang said during an appearance on Newsmax’s “The Record with Greta Van Susteren.” “We can have a mobile video app that is not owned by China and not used by China against the United States.”

Chang argued that even when the company completes “Project Texas,” as TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew mentioned in congressional hearings Thursday, Americans’ user data will still not be protected from the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

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