MIAMI, FLA. — Team Marco released a new video contrasting Marco Rubio’s fight against the Chinese Communist Party’s use of TikTok to spy on Americans with Val Demings’ use of the platform for dancing videos.
“As a member of the House Homeland Security and Intelligence committees, Val Demings should know better. Every time Demings shares a TikTok, she encourages Americans to use a platform that leaves their personal information more vulnerable to China. Meanwhile, Marco Rubio has been calling for action and highlighting the serious threat to personal privacy and U.S. national security TikTok poses,” said Elizabeth Gregory, Rubio communications director for Marco Rubio for Senate.
To watch the video, click below or HERE.
Earlier this month, Rubio, the Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance over “repeated misrepresentations” of its handling of U.S. data.
Last year, Rubio called on Joe Biden to end the use of TikTok in the United States: “The Biden administration can no longer pretend that TikTok is not beholden to the Chinese Communist Party. Beijing’s aggressiveness makes clear that the regime sees TikTok as an extension of the party-state, and the US needs to treat it that way.”
In the Senate, Rubio introduced the Adversarial Platform Prevention (APP) Act to establish “requirements for owners and operators of certain software (e.g., TikTok) from specified countries who make their software available to consumers in the United States. Specifically, before making such software available for download, the software must provide users with a warning that includes the name of the owner and the owner’s country of principal operation. Further, owners of such software must annually disclose to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice certain information about the consumer data of U.S. users.”