CBP Has Been Interrogating TikTok Employees Who Enter the U.S. 

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By Steve Neavling

CBP agents have stopped more than 30 TikTok employees at the border and interrogated them, Forbes reports

Agents have questioned employees of TikTok and its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, about their ties to the Chinese Communist Party and what access the companies have to American user data.

The employees are also being asked about Project Texas, the companies’ security plan to prevent American data from getting into Chinese hands. 

Agents are also asking the employees, many of whom are Chinese, about their political connections and education. 

The interrogations come at a time when U.S. officials are considering banning TikTok. Last week, President Biden signed a bill that requires Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores unless ByteDance divests its U.S. operations within 270 days.

U.S. regulators are worried that the app could enable the Chinese Communist Party to access American data and influence what they see. 

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