Calls for TikTok Probe Widen, Adding to Pressure on Biden to Weigh In

WASHINGTON—Calls for an investigation into the security risks posed by the video app TikTok are widening, adding to pressure on President Biden to make good on his year-old promise to get tough on apps that could share Americans’ personal data with foreign adversaries.

The Democratic chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the panel’s top Republican sent a joint letter to the Federal Trade Commission this week urging an investigation of TikTok’s and other practices. TikTok’s parent, ByteDance Ltd., has its headquarters in Beijing.

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