Hawley’s 5 Questions for the TikTok CEO During Today’s Hearing

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and leading critic of TikTok, will be closely monitoring the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with TikTok’s CEO Shou Zi Chew as growing pressure mounts to ban TikTok in the United States. Ahead of this, Senator Hawley released the following questions he would like answered:

  1. How many CCP members does ByteDance/TikTok employ? How many have access to American data?
  2. Does TikTok suppress content at the behest of the CCP?
  3. Why does TikTok harvest so much data, like keystroke patterns, from user devices?
  4. Why is TikTok now infiltrating state government websites?
  5. Will TikTok agree to sever all ties to Beijing?

Senator Hawley also called out both CNN and Democrats for defending TikTok ahead of the hearing: