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Sub-Committee to question TikTok

17 September 2020

MPs will question a senior representative of Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok in the company’s first appearance before the Committee.

Allegations of political censorship and action it has taken to remove harmful content are among the issues to be considered. With TikTok’s popularity among young teens, the Sub-committee will focus on how the company protects the data and privacy of children online, wider data policy, the use of algorithms and its platform design. The social media platform reports it has more than 100 million users in Europe.

MPs will consider wider political issues facing TikTok in a global context with expert in Chinese tech Rui Ma and Beijing-based FT journalist Yuan Yang.

The Sub-Committee previously held evidence sessions with social media companies Facebook, Google and Twitter in its inquiry into misinformation in the Covid-19 infodemic.


Tuesday 22 September 2020, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

*Please note there is no access to Parliament

At 10.00am:

  • Theo Bertram, Director of Public Policy EMEA, TikTok

  • Rui Ma, Creator and Co-Host, Tech Buzz China

  • Yuan Yang, Deputy Beijing Bureau Chief and former tech correspondent, FT

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