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After the TikTok trial, users "in love" with the app's boss

After the TikTok trial, users "in love" with the app's boss

After TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew was grilled by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, users of the platform shared their support the way they know best, through eager fan edits. Some representatives filed complaints from their constituents complaining about the negative impact of TikTok, but Chew insisted that most users have positive experiences with the app. Users made videos claiming this and criticizing lawmakers for their lack of tech knowledge and unfair questions, and took their love a step further by creating fan edits of the CEO. They combined the videos with captions praising his testimony.

In response to the videos, Brooke Oberwetter, a spokesperson for TikTok, said:

"We love our vibrant community of creators and are shocked and humbled by their support for TikTok and for Shou. It seems clear that much of America did not experience the hearing the same way as many political insiders and reporters. Shou came prepared to answer questions about national security, data privacy and the safety of teenagers using our service, but instead was met with interruptions and yes/no questions as he tried to set the record straight. The platform will continue to work with lawmakers, stakeholders and our peer companies on solutions that address privacy and security issues across the industry."

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