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TikTok CEO tells US users to speak out

WASHINGTON (AFP)TikTok’s CEO told the app’s US users to speak out after the House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would force the company to sever ties with its Chinese owner or be banned in the United States.

(FILES) Shou Zi Chew, CEO of TikTok, listens as testifies during the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, “Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis,” in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2024. PHOTO: AFP

“We believe we can overcome this together… Protect your constitutional rights. Make your voices heard,” Shou Zi Chew said in a video message posted on social media platform X.