Claims of TikTok whistleblower might not add up

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The US authorities is at present poised to outlaw TikTok. Little of the proof that satisfied Congress the app could also be a nationwide safety menace has been shared publicly, in some instances as a result of it stays labeled. However one former TikTok worker turned whistleblower, who claims to have pushed key information reporting and congressional issues concerning the app, has now come ahead.

Zen Goziker labored at TikTok as a threat supervisor, a task that concerned defending the corporate from exterior safety and reputational threats. In a wrongful termination lawsuit filed in opposition to TikTok’s guardian firm ByteDance in January, he alleges he was fired in February 2022 for refusing “to log off” on Challenge Texas, a $1.5 billion program that TikTok designed to assuage US authorities safety issues by storing American information on servers managed by Oracle.

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