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Senators want answers about TikTok’s executive leadership transfers from ByteDance.

Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote a letter to TikTok about the company’s recent decisions to have executives from ByteDance, its China-based parent company, work for TikTok instead:

The personnel changes give the impression that TikTok is attempting to preserve ByteDance’s influence over TikTok while avoiding suspicion, which is addressed to TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew. We are concerned these personnel changes undermine the security of U.S. data and the representations TikTok has made about its independence from ByteDance.