Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., directed heated questions at Chew over an internal memo at TikTok that called on employees to “downplay the parent company ByteDance, downplay the China association, downplay AI.”
Cammack displayed an excerpt of the memo, first reported by Gizmodo, on a placard behind her.
“You’ve said repeatedly that there is no threat, that this is a platform for entertainment and for fun,” Cammack said, pointing her finger at Chou. “Why, if you had nothing to hide, would you need to downplay the association with ByteDance and China?”
Shou replied: “Congresswoman, I have not seen that memo.”
“You cannot answer that question, Mr. Shou,” Cammack said.