PBS NewsHour

Why the White House is targeting Chinese-owned TikTok

Clip: 08/03/2020 | 7m 27s Video has closed captioning.

TikTok is under intense political scrutiny. The U.S. Department of Justice has expressed concerns that the video-streaming app's Chinese parent company, ByteDance, may be sharing user data with the Chinese government. Now tech giant Microsoft says it’s interested in purchasing TikTok -- an idea President Trump says he supports. Nick Schifrin talks to cybersecurity expert Samm Sacks of New America.

Aired: 08/03/20

Rating: NR

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