The head of the popular social media app Tik Tok has said that his application is not in compliance with the Chinese government's orders and the US reservations in this regard are unfounded.
In an interview with the New York Times, Tik Tok chief Alex Zhou said China's president Shi Jinping would refuse to acknowledge if he personally ordered users to hand over data or remove content from the platform. Will
Over the past year, Tik Tok has been huge popularity, which has been downloaded more than a billion times worldwide and has been at the top of the free app charts on the iPhone for several months.
But the popularity of the Chinese app has also raised concerns about it in the US, and US lawmakers have feared that Bit Dance, a Chinese-owned tick-talk company, is kneeling before the Chinese government's data for US citizens. Or censor content against China's ruling party.
Now in an interview with the US newspaper, Alex Zhou said, "Only company can use tik tok data".
The app hired a third-party auditor, a cybersecurity company, who investigated its data protection measures but could not find evidence for data sharing.
On the other hand, the Wall Street Journal said in a report that Tik Tok is exploring ways to rebrand itself in the United States to reduce concerns about the Chinese-made company.
Tik Tok has made changes to the algorithm to make videos of Chinese users less visible to other users around the world.
It is likely that the popularity of Tik Tok is likely to increase further in the coming months as it is now also testing the features of earning consumers through it.