Politics

A Republican Senator’s grilling of TikTok’s Singaporean CEO sat on the fence between idiotic and racist

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Zhou was grilled by the House Energy and Commerce Committee for five hours over the possibility of the social media platform’s links to the Chinese government, which it vehemently denies.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton pursued an extraordinary line of questioning, going full House Un-American Activities Committee with his determination to find out whether the Singaporean was a member of the Chinese Communist Party.

Watch how it played out.

His line of questioning earned him a thorough panning on the internet. These comments reflect the public verdict.

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