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Singaporeans bemoan U.S. Senator’s ‘ignorant’ grilling of TikTok CEO

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SINGAPORE (AP) — After a U.S. senator grilled the Singaporean CEO of Tiktok about his nationality and affiliation with the Chinese Communist Party, Singaporeans are complaining about ignorant — or even racist — views of their country. TikTok CEO Shou Chew and executives of other technology firms such as Meta, X and Snap testified Wednesday before U.S. lawmakers about online harm to children from social media. During the hearing, Chew was repeatedly questioned about his nationality and possible affiliations to the Chinese Communist Party by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Singaporeans criticized the line of questioning, with some saying that just because Chew is ethnically Chinese, it does not mean he has affiliations with China.

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