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The U.S. Army Now Considers TikTok to Be a "Cyber Threat"

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Is TikTok shutting down in 2020? The app, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, faced heavy criticism last year over its apparent data collection methods and possible subjection to strict censorship rules.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) went so far as to ask that the U.S. Intelligence Community "conduct an assessment of the national security risks posed by TikTok and other China-based content platforms."

How does this investigation, as well as other controversies surrounding the video-sharing social networking service, affect TikTok’s future? Here’s what the fast-growing app has done to combat the negativity.