Sen. Marco Rubio is asking the US government to investigate TikTok banks banning bitcoin censoring content that might upset China

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesMarco banks banning bitcoinr from Florida, has asked the US government to investigate TikTok, the globally popular short-form video app owned by a Chinese company.Rubio wrote on Twitter that theres ample and growing evidence that TikTok censors content in line with Chinas communist government directives.The Guardian reported last month on internal documents that show TikTok instructed moderators to censor content addressing political issues likely to anger the Chinese government.A TikTok spokesperson told Business Insider that the Chinese government does not ask the social app to censor content, and does not have the jurisdiction to do so because TikTok does not operate in China mdash; its Chinese version of the app is called Douyin.Visit Business Insiders homepage for more stories.US Senator Marco Rubio is calling on the federal government to investigate the popular video-sharing app TikTok based on ample and growing evidence that its censoring content at the request of China.Rubio posted Wednesday on Twitter to share his concerns about TikTok, the short-form video app owned by the massive Chinese tech company ByteDance.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 7 lesser-known benefits of Amazon PrimeSee Also:Fortnite creator says it wont punish players for speaking out about politics, as Blizzard faces backlash and calls for a boycott after banning competitor for supporting Hong Kong protestsBlizzard is under scrutiny from lawmakers, gamers, and maybe even its own employees after punishing a Hearthstone competitor who voiced his support for protesters in Hong KongCalifornia-based game company Blizzard bans pro esports player and confiscates his prize money after he voices support for Hong Kong protestersSEE ALSO:Inside the rise of TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing app thats currently the No. 1 iPhone app in the US

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