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FBI Director Chris Wray testifies Chinese-owned TikTok has power to 'drive narratives,' 'divide Americans'
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FBI Director Chris Wray was grilled before the Senate Intelligence Committee "worldwide threats" hearing Wednesday regarding TikTok, affirming that the Chinese-owned social media platform wields the power to "drive narratives" and "divide Americans against each other."
In a line of questioning from Sen. Marco Rubio, the lead Republican on the committee, Wray said the American people must understand "something that's very sacred in our country – the difference, the private sector and the public sector, that's a line that is nonexistent in the way the CCP operates."
"Do you think it's valuable to look at how TikTok operates in China versus the U.S.? For example, in the U.S., kids are being encouraged to choke themselves. We've had kids die. In China, they're encouraged to focus on math and science and building the country," Rubio asked. "Is that an example of how two different versions of TikTok – one feeding, you know, our society poison and the other inculcating positive values – an example of how potentially or in reality TikTok could be used to damage our country?"
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