TikTok could threaten national security, US lawmakers say

Hong Kong( CNN Business) TikTok, the viral short video app where millions of teens pole humor skits set to snappy music robs, is facing growing resentment in the United States.

Senators Chuck Schumer and Tom Cotton want the US intelligence community to assess the national security risks of TikTok and other Chinese-owned scaffolds, saying in a statement Thursday that such apps could be used to spy on US citizens or become targets of foreign influence safaruss like the Russian meddling campaign to influence the 2016 US general elections.