The battle between the U.S. and China over TikTok came into full view when the platform's CEO, Shou Zi Chew, testified before Congress on Thursday.
The platform has been accused of threatening national security and user privacy, and Chew attempted to convince lawmakers not to pursue a ban or force its sale to new owners.
TikTok has 150 million American users, and its parent company, ByteDance, has offices in Beijing.
TikTok CEO, Shou Zi Chew, testified before Congressional lawmakers on Thursday at a "pivotal moment" for the app.
The platform, with 150 million American users, has been accused of posing a threat to national security and user privacy, and potentially promoting pro-Beijing propaganda and misinformation.
Chew tried to persuade lawmakers not to ban the app or force its sale to new owners.
The sources differ in their characterizations, with The Independent and AP News sharing a similar sentiment, while Gulf News offers fewer details.
The battle between the U.S. and China over TikTok's ownership and usage continues.