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Tom Cotton Uses Senate Tech Hearing to Redbait TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew

HeadlineFeb 01, 2024

Republican Tom Cotton hounded TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew, who is Singaporean, over his citizenship and ties to the Chinese government.

Sen. Tom Cotton: “Have you ever been a member of the Chinese Communist Party?”

Shou Zi Chew: “Senator, I’m Singaporean. No.”

Sen. Tom Cotton: “Have you ever been associated or affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party?”

Shou Zi Chew: “No, Senator. Again, I’m Singaporean.”

Cotton and Republican colleagues have called for TikTok to be banned, claiming it is a “spy app for the Chinese Communist Party.”

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