Armed with influencers and lobbyists, TikTok goes on the offense on Capitol Hill


The social media application logo, TikTok is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on an American flag background. With the TikTok CEO set to testify on Capitol Hill on Thursday, influencers and lobbyists are pressing the government not to ban the app.

TikTok’s top executive will have to defend the app against allegations it shares U.S. users data with the Chinese government at a Thursday hearing, as the government weighs limiting or banning it.

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