TikTok’s CEO Isn’t the Boss | PRO Insight

In a hearing before Congress, Shou Zi Chew came off like an underling

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew had one mission as he appeared before Congress on Thursday: Convince U.S. lawmakers that TikTok had some separation from its China-based parent company, ByteDance. 

He was there because worries over China’s ability to access TikTok user data or influence its content filtering had U.S. lawmakers, regulators and the White House considering a ban or forced sale. Sound testimony from Chew could have cooled the situation. Instead, he inflamed it.

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Alex Kantrowitz

Alex Kantrowitz is a WrapPRO contributor. He's the founder of Big Technology, a free newsletter and podcast about Big Tech and society. He's also the author of "Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay on Top Forever" and a contributor at CNBC.