Statement From Senator Blackburn on TikTok Moving to Nashville

January 24, 2024

Below is a statement from U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on TikTok attempting to set up shop in Nashville –

“Tennesseans do not want Communist China to set up shop in our backyard. TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is tied to the Chinese Communist Party by strict laws in Beijing that force companies to hand over users’ personal data. TikTok’s collaboration with China-based ByteDance all but confirms they are surrendering millions of Americans’ personal information directly into the hands of the Chinese Communist Party. This is not only a violation of user privacy, but a tremendous threat to our national security. We do not want TikTok operating anywhere in the United States, especially not in our state.”