> TikTok doesn't just see user videos, it "collects search and browsing histories... plus ... stored on a device's clipboard."
Pretty standard fare for any old 'phone app
> Chinese national security laws compel companies operating in China to share their data with the government upon request
Whereas the US laws explicitly prevent anything like that, eh?
> The Chinese Communist Party uses information that it gathers on TikTok to manipulate the American people
The US party (parties!) have never, ever attempted to manipulate anyone, American or dirty foreign scum (aka "allies").
> Common criticisms against TikTok ... are that it is harmful and addictive, and contains misinformation
And competes in these important arenas with Good Old Yank companies like FB, YT, Twitter