China’s TikTok needs US review over acquisition, says senator

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China’s ByteDance Inc. should be investigated by U.S. national security officials over its 2017 acquisition of a social media startup that’s behind the company’s popular video app TikTok, said Republican Senator Marco Rubio.

Rubio asked the Treasury Department in a letter Wednesday to review ByteDance’s purchase of, accusing the company of censoring content on behalf of the Chinese government and the Communist Party.

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