TikTok’s Secret Sauce Poses Challenge for U.S. Oversight, Researchers Say

February 8th, 2023-

Concerns mount over TikTok’s plan to address potential Chinese influence over what videos Americans see

WASHINGTON—Potential Chinese influence over what Americans view on TikTok is an increasing concern among U.S. policy makers—and one that could defy a simple solution.

TikTok says it has devised a plan that would allow U.S. officials to check whether its proprietary algorithm—the secret sauce of computer code that recommends videos to users—was being influenced by Beijing.

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