Payam Javan: The Director of the U.S. National Security Agency, Paul Nakasone, expressed concerns about the potential impact of TikTok, which is owned by China, on American children and the user information it may be gathering.
Nakasone shared his worries during his statement before the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 7. During the hearing, Sen. Tommy Tuberville questioned Nakasone about his concerns, to which Nakasone responded by stating that TikTok bothers him for a variety of reasons, including the data it possesses, the algorithm and control, and the platform’s influence operations.
The NSA, which is a part of the Defense Department, is responsible for maintaining the security and intelligence of American communications and cryptography.
TikTok, which has gained enormous popularity, has more than 100 million American users. Washington has frequently expressed concerns that the app poses a threat to national security since it may allow the Chinese Communist Party to use US user data.