FBI Director Says TikTok Is A National Security Threat

FBI Director Christopher Wray expressed “great worry” over China-owned TikTok, warning senators on Tuesday that permitting the Chinese app to continue functioning in the US could pose a national security risk.

According to Bloomberg, Wray told Congress on Tuesday, “Under Chinese law, Chinese enterprises are expected to practically — and I’m using shorthand here — basically do anything that the Chinese govt. wants them to do in terms of providing information or working as a tool of the Chinese government.”

The FBI director, speaking to the House Homeland Security Committee, stressed that this is “enough reason to be exceedingly concerned.”

Wray went on to say that one of his fears is that the Chinese Communist Party may use TikTok to manipulate the information or software of millions of users.

Furthermore, he stated that the app’s recommendation mechanism, which selects which videos TikTok users will be seeing next, “may be exploited for influencing operations if they so desire.”

According to the New York Post, Wray also stated that China has become the most active foreign entity in collecting Americans’ business and personal data.

“China’s enormous hacking operation is the world’s largest, and they’ve stolen more Americans’ corporate and personal data than all the other countries combined,” FBI Director stated.

Since 2019, when the Trump admin’s Committee on International Investment started considering a merger between the app’s main firm, ByteDance, and Musically, TikTok has been under examination by US regulators.

The Chinese app is on the verge of striking an agreement with the Treasury Dept’s Committee on International Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which evaluates national security threats posed by foreign enterprises.

However, even if the US government establishes a security deal to prevent the platform from being blocked, TikTok users risk having their personal data exposed to Chinese hackers and espionage, according to national security experts.

It was claimed last month that TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, intended to utilize the app to track the physical whereabouts of specific American citizens.

Author: Blake Ambrose

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7 thoughts on “FBI Director Says TikTok Is A National Security Threat”

  1. Trump said, years ago now, banned TIKTOK, stating that TikTok was digging into Americans’ privacy and our country’s info and security. BIDEN REVERSED THIS BAN.

    CCP is now buying up tens of thousands of acres in the Dakotas, Montana, NM, Oklahoma, CA, Missouri, farmland, ranch land, land with rare earth minerals, oil/gas/shale. And land next to missile silos and military bases and training areas, plus NM nuclear research areas. CHINA has been erecting TIKTOK monitoring by bases and on towers. With Hunter Biden brokering the deals, CHINA is being allowed to purchase oil and gas DRILLING COMPANIES TO CONTROL THEM, MEAT AND GRAIN processing plants. Example: Smithfield is a nationwide meat processing company. CHINA can ship processed grain products and meat back to CHINA. CHINA also purchased 25% of an inactive rare earth minerals mine in California. Biden is halting ALL AMERICAN DRILLING in the Gulf of Mexico BUT a couple months ago said he was going to allow CHINA to DRILL THERE.
    Biden’s son Hunter also brokered a deal FOR CHINA to purchase copper mines in Africa, going against AMERICAN COMPANIES trying to purchase it for American manufacturing and security. CHINA has also put CHINESE OWNED AND STAFFED POLICE STATIONS IN NYC and other cities across AMERICA. They are threatening Chinese citizens here by threatening them they’ll go after family still in CHINA. In October, Republicans wrote to Pres Biden to ask him to evict these Chinese police stations (armed plus surveilling) from all over America. BIDEN HAS NOT RESPONDED. CHINESE ARE COMING ACROSS OUR SOUTHERN BORDER, almost ALL caught SNEAKING ACROSS, including 20+ CHINESE SCIENTISTS SNEAKING IN. Obviously NOT up to anything good. You could kill millions of people with a few vials brought here and hidden before caught. Direct spread or via food or WATER sources.. .. easy for any terrorist.

    You have ANY DOUBT President Biden is compromised to China? HE is surely highly compromised. This is TREASON. CHINA has a business office in DC. HUNTER BIDEN’S LAPTOP had email asking CHINA to provide KEYS to that CHINESE OFFICE for these members of the Biden (crime) family: Hunter, brother John, JOE AND JILL, because they were going to share this under the radar office WITH THE CHINESE. IT’S been shared for several years now. THEY DID NOT END THIS ARRANGEMENT WHEN BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT. Biden also refuses to release transcripts of his numerous 2 hour+ phone calls with Xi, which started within a cpl weeks of being sworn in. Biden also refuses to have a log of visitors to his often used ocean front home, or of phone calls to/ from there.

    Not suspicious at all, right?

    1. You seem not to realize that when American oil companies drill for oil or natural gas, it causes “global warming”. When the Russians, Iranians, Venezuelans and now the Chicoms drill for oil and gas, it doesn’t. President Obama himself pointed this out when the Chicoms refused to sign on to the Paris Accords–he said that China is not the problem, because they’re doing everything right…

  2. THE TIKTOC FORUM IS DEFINITELY OF FOREIGN ORIGIN AND IS AND CONTINUES TO BE A DAILY THREAT TO AMERICAS WELL BEING!! AMERICA SHOULD NATIONALIZE ALL FOREIGN INTERESTS NOW,NOW!!!

  3. Once again we all know or suspect this to be true, lets do something about it. We all write about these things but nothing is done. Who can we rely on to do what is right. I do not think any country should be able to buy, own or run any business, or property in the US, invest OK , but not own.

  4. All of this called collaboration with the enemy , which has been going on for the last several years directly from within our own government!

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