TikTok collects Americans' biometric data for China, influences what they see: FCC commissioner

Popular Chinese video app TikTok poses a serious risk to Americans' personal information, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr warned.

An estimated 1 billion people worldwide actively use TikTok. A study from Qustodio, a company that helps parents monitor their childrens' internet use, found that U.S. children in 2020 spent an average of nearly an hour and a half a day on the app.

"They just see TikTok for what it appears to be on the surface, but that’s just the sheep’s clothing," Carr told Epoch TV on Friday about the app well known for funny videos.

"Engineers in Beijing are working on the algorithms very actively … deciding what is displayed to users in the U.S. and globally," Carr said.

"Whether it’s a foreign influence campaign or other content, it’s noteworthy that China does not allow TikTok inside of China, but yet they allow these types of influence campaigns to take place globally," he stated.

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