By Anna Skinner and Alex J. Rouhandeh | Newsweek

The concerns around TikTok being a threat to America's security has done what many other issues have been unable to: unite legislators in a bipartisan response.

But that response isn't a positive one for TikTok CEO Shou Chew.

Chew appeared before Congress on Thursday to provide testimony as he attempts to thwart a TikTok ban in the U.S. Republican and Democrat lawmakers united in a series of sometimes-harsh questions and comments amid the app's Chinese origins.


Legislators unlikely to change their minds on TikTok

Other lawmakers were wary of the app's purpose.

"TikTok poses as a Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood but it acts like Big Brother," Representative Russ Fulcher, an Idaho Republican, said during the testimony, according to a tweet by Reuters tech correspondent Greg Bensinger.

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