Technology – NSA chief warns of TikTok’s broad influence

March 08, 2023

Nakasone told the Senate Armed Services Committee he is concerned about the broad influence Chinese-owned video app TikTok has on its users and what content it can omit or advertise on the platform. “TikTok concerns me for a number of different reasons. Third is the broad platform influence operations, as we talked about previously. Federal officials have long raised national security concerns over TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance. During his testimony Tuesday, Nakasone broadly warned that China has become “a very capable force” and “formidable foe” in cyberspace.