Chinese Technology Platforms Operating in the United States

Assessing the Threat

G. Corn, J. Daskal, J. Goldsmith, C. Inglis, P. Rozenzweig, S. Sacks, B. Schneier, A. Stamos, V. Stewart

Joint Report Of The National Security, Technology, And Law Working Group At The Hoover Institution At Stanford University And The Tech, Law & Security Program At American University Washington College Of Law, February 11, 2021.

The Trump administration took various steps to effectively ban TikTok, WeChat, and other Chinese-owned apps from operating in the United States, at least in their current forms. The primary justification for doing so was national security. Yet the presence of these apps and related internet platforms presents a range of risks not traditionally associated with national security, including data privacy, freedom of speech, and economic competitiveness, and potential responses raise multiple considerations. This report offers a framework for both assessing and responding to the challenges of Chinese-owned platforms operating in the United States.

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