US Senator Rubio calls for review of TikTok's merger with Musical.ly

US Senator Rubio calls for review of TikTok's merger with Musical.ly

"Today I will be asking CFIUS to review TikTok's acquisition of Musical.ly. Ample & growing evidence exists that TikTok's platform for western markets, including the U.S., are censoring content in line with China's communist government directives," the Republican senator said https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1181907273918099457?ref_src=twsrcper cent5Egoogleper cent7Ctwcampper cent5Eserpper cent7Ctwgrper cent5Etweet in a tweet.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) questions U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate foreign Re
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) during a Senate foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department budget request in Washington, U.S. April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

"Today I will be asking CFIUS to review TikTok's acquisition of Musical.ly. Ample & growing evidence exists that TikTok's platform for western markets, including the U.S., are censoring content in line with China's communist government directives," the Republican senator said https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1181907273918099457?ref_src=twsrcper cent5Egoogleper cent7Ctwcampper cent5Eserpper cent7Ctwgrper cent5Etweet in a tweet.

China's Bytedance bought the Musical.ly video app for nearly US$1 billion in December 2017. It later moved users to a revamped version of its homegrown competitor TikTok.

(Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)

Source: Reuters

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