TikTok Parent Spends Record on Lobbying as U.S. Pressure Rises

Jul 21, 2020 · 4 min read
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By Shelly Banjo and Ben Brody

The Chinese owner of the popular TikTok video app spent a company record on federal lobbying in the second quarter as it fought allegations that it’s funneling Americans’ data to Beijing, according to lobbying disclosures filed with U.S. Congress.

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