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TikTok's China-based parent company planned to use app to monitor the location of specific US citizens: Report

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A bombshell report from Forbes on Thursday accused TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, of planning to use location data collected on the app to track and monitor some American citizens.

ByteDance's Internal Audit and Risk Control department is reportedly the team behind the tracking project. The team, led by Beijing-based executive Song Ye, was created to monitor potential misconduct by current and former ByteDance employees.

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