Florida Republican Congresswoman Kat Cammack joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to explain why a growing number of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are speaking out about TikTok and the national security threat this popular social media app poses.

“This is 100% an extension of the CCP. And the point I was trying to make in my testimony was really showing the timeline. You go back to 2013 and Chairman Xi Jinping is talking about, we need to target different audiences, target different countries with shortform video. And it coincides just perfectly when ByteDance purchased Musically, which was a fledgling, failing app. And they turn it around, they put it on steroids, and then they start pushing, which of course, everyone who knows TikTok knows that it’s short form video. And they did something that was unique in the social media world. Instead of having an algorithm that was based on preferences, they built a behavioral algorithm that is based solely on what you are watching, what you’re engaging with, not who you follow, but how much time, how many seconds are you spending on each video? The more time you spend on one particular video, then they’ll feed you more of that. But then they upped the ante because that shock value is what they’re looking for. They’re trying to keep you engaged. Because while they’re keeping you engaged, they’re keeping the shiny object in front of you, they’re simultaneously tracking your keystrokes. They’re tracking your geo location. They’re going through your flow, pulling all of your biometric data, your health data. How many steps are you taking? Where do you live? Who do you converse with?” 

Rep. Cammack also responds to New York Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman’s claim that criticism of TikTok and its connection to China is rooted in racism, Listen to the podcast to hear what else she had to say!