Cotton uses hearing on children’s online safety to grill TikTok CEO over ties to China

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (left), R-Ark., and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew are shown during meetings of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in these file photos taken Nov. 9, 2023, and Jan. 31, 2024, respectively. (Left, AP/Alex Brandon; right, AP/Susan Walsh)
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (left), R-Ark., and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew are shown during meetings of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in these file photos taken Nov. 9, 2023, and Jan. 31, 2024, respectively. (Left, AP/Alex Brandon; right, AP/Susan Walsh)


WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., hounded TikTok's chief executive officer on Wednesday over the platform's ties to the Chinese government, the leader's business experience, and TikTok's content as lawmakers remain concerned about how social media use is affecting young people.

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