McMorris Rodgers to Bring TikTok CEO Before Energy and Commerce Committee to Testify

Washington, D.C. — Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today announced the details of a full House Energy and Commerce committee hearing with TikTok CEO Shou Chew, who will appear before the committee to testify on TikTok’s consumer privacy and data security practices, the platforms’ impact on kids, and its relationship with the Chinese Communist Party. It will be Chew’s first appearance before a congressional committee. The hearing is titled “TikTok: How Congress Can Safeguard American Data Privacy and Protect Children from Online Harms.”

“Americans deserve to know the extent to which their privacy is jeopardized and their data is manipulated by ByteDance-owned TikTok’s relationship with China. What’s worse, we know Big Tech companies, like TikTok, use harmful algorithms to exploit children for profit and expose them to dangerous content online. We need to know what actions the company is taking to keep our kids safe from online and offline harms. We look forward to hearing from Mr. Chew directly and continuing Energy and Commerce’s efforts to bring Big Tech CEOs before the committee to answer for their companies’ destructive actions.” 

This full Energy and Commerce committee hearing is titled “TikTok: How Congress Can Safeguard American Data Privacy and Protect Children from Online Harms.”

WHAT: A full committee hearing on TikTok’s consumer privacy and data security practices, how the platform affects children, and its relationship with the Chinese Communist Party.

DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2023

TIME: 7:00 AM PT

LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

This announcement is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/

Members of the media who wish to attend in person should RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 3pm on Wednesday, March 22.

House Radio/TV Gallery:

radiotv@mail.house.gov

202-225-5214

House Periodical Gallery:

periodical.press@mail.house.gov

202-225-2941

House Daily Press Gallery:

dailypressgallery@mail.house.gov

202-225-3945

Photographer Gallery:

press_photo@saa.senate.gov

202-224-6548

Please direct any press-related questions for the Energy and Commerce Committee to Sean Kelly at Sean.Kelly@mail.house.gov.

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