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GOP lawmaker says China could use TikTok consumer data against US in a conflict

Rep. Ken BuckKenneth (Ken) Robert BuckThe rhetoric of techlash: A source of clarity or confusion? Hillicon Valley: Congressional antitrust report rips tech firms | Facebook tightens ban on QAnon content | Social media groups urged to weed out disinformation targeting minority voters Congressional antitrust report rips tech firms for stifling competition MORE (R-Colo.) told Hill.TV that he’s concerned TikTok’s collection of U.S. consumer data could be used against Americans in a potential conflict with China.

“I am concerned about the information being used by the Chinese Communist Party in a future conflict with the U.S.,” said Buck, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

He added that he thinks Oracle Corp. is a trustworthy source to maintain that information and that it is better than having Chinese intelligence agencies maintaining data on Americans.

TikTok is in negotiations with California-based Oracle for a possible acquisition following President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE’s executive order targeting TikTok, arguing that its ties to China pose a national security threat.

The Trump administration said Friday that TikTok will be removed from Apple and Google’s app stores on Sunday.