GOP Senator Urges TikTok Users To Delete App, Get New Phone Over Chinese Data Collection Concerns

CHINA - 2021/03/28: In this photo illustration the Chinese video-sharing social networking service company TikTok logo seen on an Android mobile device with People's Republic of China flag in the background. (Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “Let me just be clear,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said Thursday. “If you have TikTok on your device, you should delete it from your device. And even better, you should go and buy a new device and not download TikTok.”
  • Cotton added that the app “exposes all of your personal data, perhaps all of the data that you have on your device, to collection and exploitation.”
  • The senator shared the concerns at a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies warning about the app’s data collection practices.

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