(ConcernedPatriot.com) – An American worker for ByteDance, the Chinese firm that controls TikTok, told an undercover Project Veritas reporter that he is confident that much of TikTok’s coding is “very beneficial” to China.
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He also said that the Washington, D.C. team collaborates “directly with the FBI” to “take down” individuals like Andrew Tate.
When the Project Veritas reporter questioned TikTok content monitor Bruce Sapp about why he believes the United States government wants to block TikTok from devices used by government officials, the ByteDance employee responded,
“If I had to guess, it’s because I’m sure a lot of the coding is still very beneficial to China.”
“Additionally, due of the overall China-America relationship. I’m certain it has to do with those,” he continued.
In other parts of the secretly taped interview, Sapp mentioned that most of the business’ Washington, D.C. workforce works “directly with the FBI.”
He said, “I was looking at the job descriptions and the D.C. team is nuts… nuts.” Since many of them have direct contact with the FBI, having a particular training level is necessary.”
“You have to train, like, a year with [the] FBI — because things they do are more of like — I don’t know if you’ve heard, but, like, Andrew Tate getting taken down in Romania. So, like, it would be more of that shit, like, people who are on TikTok that are obviously wanted criminals — working with the police, like helping them find their locations, shit like that.”
The ByteDance employee continued claiming that because “people are too stupid to do their own research,” social media platforms like TikTok must filter content from individuals like Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson and influencer Andrew Tate.”
“I think the thing with social media, which is very scary, is you have a lot of people like parents, older generations, or even people who are just too dumb to do their own research, they have certain people that they follow, whether it be, like, the Andrew Tate’s of the world, the Tucker Carlson’s, the whoever. And whatever they say, they take as law.”
“To do our best to keep incorrect information off the internet,” Sapp added.
“It’s important for us as a social media company to have these [moderation] policies in place.”
“Once you have someone like Andrew Tate, he attracts a lot of followers. He’s a dickhead and a piece of sh*t. But so many people say, ‘Yeah, like, no, he knows everything,'” the ByteDance employee remarked.
Sapp said removing this material will stop organizations like “the KKK.”
“That’s pretty much all we’re trying to do,” he added.
“If we can remove that content, we can minimize the potential for, you know, more outward groups like the KKK, the Proud Boys, all those people.”
TikTok is owned by ByteDance, the Chinese-based company that has come under scrutiny in the last few years for its alleged ties to the Chinese Communist Party. pic.twitter.com/tKbx0NSYPt
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