Liverpool news Parliament TikTok account closed over China concerns PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Ties with China have become severely strained after several MPs were hit with sanctions

Liverpool news Parliament TikTok account closed over China concerns PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Ties with China have become severely strained after several MPs were hit with sanctions

Liverpool news  Parliament TikTok account closed over China concerns PremierLeague-News.Com
03 August 2022 - 13:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Parliament’s TikTok account has been closed after MPs raised concerns about the social media firm’s links with China. Use of the popular app, owned by a Chinese tech company, had been an attempt to engage youngsters with the work of Government. But the relationship between Westminster and Beijing has been severely strained after seven MPs and peers were sanctioned by the Chinese state. A UK Parliament spokesman said: “Based on Member feedback, we are closing the pilot UK Parliament TikTok account earlier than we had planned. The account was a pilot initiative while we tested the platform as a way of reaching younger audiences with relevant content about Parliament.” READ MORE: Man 'sexually assaulted and dumped in gym car park' The account has been locked and its content has been deleted. Followers of the account are met with an updated bio that reads: “This account is now closed. Find us at www.parliament.

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.” TikTok’s parent firm ByteDance is based in China and MPs have raised concerns about user data being sent to Beijing. In a letter to the Speakers of the Commons and Lords, seen by the Politico website, a group of MPs who have been sanctioned by the Beijing government for speaking out about human rights abuses complained about the TikTok account. In the letter, concerns are raised over “the prospect of Xi Jinping’s government having access to personal data on children’s phones.” Theo Bertram, the app’s vice president for government relations and public policy in Europe, told MPs in July “we have never been asked to provide TikTok user data to the Chinese government, nor would we if asked.” Former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith welcomed the decision to close the TikTok account, which followed pressure from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China. Speaking to the PA news agency, he said: “We are pleased that Parliament understood there was a problem and shut it down. It’s important for others to look at that now and we need to start talking to people about not using TikTok.” A TikTok spokeswoman said: “While it is disappointing that Parliament will no longer be able to connect with the millions of people who use TikTok in the UK, we reiterate the offer to reassure those MPs who raised concerns and clarify any inaccuracies about our platform.” READ NEXT: Families living in fear of 'Balaclava Gang' hire private security firm Man punched boy, 12, who threw eggs at his car Gunmen shout 'give us our money' before 'kicking down door' and shooting man 'Anger and disbelief' on the picket line at latest Arriva bus driver offer New police powers after antisocial behaviour in Woolton

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