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STATEMENT: CFHK Foundation backs House bill that separates TikTok from Chinese Communist Party

March 7 2024 – The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong (CFHK) Foundation endorses the bipartisan Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act that would effectively mitigate the national security threats imposed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on Americans’ data security and the democratic process. TikTok has, in the past, censored and removed content related to Hong Kong, and in particular, content about Jimmy Lai, a pro-democracy campaigner and founder of Apple Daily, from its platform.

TikTok's close ties to the CCP and ability to harvest users’ data allow it to tweak public opinions with disinformation and propaganda. TikTok needs to break up with CCP-controlled ByteDance to continue its operation on U.S. platforms. We support the work of the Select Committee on the CCP led by Representatives Mike Gallagher and Raja Krishnamoorthi, and urge Congress to expeditiously pass this bipartisan legislation to address the national security risks posed by TikTok and other applications controlled by the CCP.

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