Parliament closes TikTok account, Downing Street urged to follow suit

03/08/2022 | Politico

Parliament has deactivated its TikTok account following the sanctioning of several MPs by the Chinese government. Among the MPs sanctioned include Tom Tugendhat, Iain Duncan Smith and Nus Ghani, who called for the account to be taken down in a letter to the speakers of the Commons and Lords. The MPs stressed in the letter the requirement under China's National Intelligence law for companies to turn over data to the government when requested. The Guardian reports No 10 Downing Street and senior ministers have been urged to follow parliament in shutting down their TikTok accounts.

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