According to the Herald Sun and the daily mail on July 5, according to an Australian Federal MP who did not want to be named, he planned to push the Senate to investigate tiktok before foreign interference because he was worried that tiktok would store the collected user data on Chinese servers.
The MP threatened that tiktok, as a means of collecting user data in China, has gradually developed under the flow under the radar, which should be taken seriously by Australia. He even compared tiktok to a disguised beast..
At present, according to the request of the member of Parliament, several Australian members of Parliament are pushing for the ban of tiktok and clamoring that the harm of tiktok is greater than that of wechat.
The source quoted by the Herald Sun did not want to be named, but many Australian politicians have publicly threatened to get tiktok into trouble. For example, Senator Jenny McAllister, chairman of the Australian Council, declared that she hoped tiktok would comply with the Australian governments request to cooperate with the investigation. Australians look forward to the companys response.
Kimberley kitching, a member of Australias foreign interference Commission, also said Australians did not understand how tiktok handled their personal information. He claimed there was credible evidence that tiktok user data was sent back to Chinese servers, which would be used to identify and track users.
Before being banned, tiktoks monthly active users in India had reached 120 million, compared with only 1.6 million users in Australia. According to Australian adnews news network reported on June 16, byte beat has opened its first office in Australia, with former Google executive Lee Hunter as general manager of tiktok in Australia.
In the face of various so-called threats to national security, tiktok has repeatedly responded that its data is not stored in China, and announced in March this year that it would stop using personnel in China to audit overseas content and transfer these posts overseas.
On June 29, tiktoks Indian leader issued a statement within hours of the Indias ban policy, stressing that tiktok has never leaked user information to any government, including the Chinese government, and will not do so in the future.
Source of tools used by Australian intelligence personnel exposed: Social Media
According to the global times on June 29, Australian security intelligence agencies have been engaged in espionage activities in China for a long time, including setting up intelligence stations in China, installing eavesdropping devices in the Chinese Embassy in Australia, engaging in espionage activities as diplomats and instigating counter activities against Chinese people, which seriously threaten Chinas national security.
In response, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian stressed that Chinas foreign cooperation in various regions of the world is generally welcomed by the people of all countries, and we have no need or interest in interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.
We advise some people in Australia to abandon the Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice, and to do less things and say less nonsense, so as to contribute positive energy to promoting world peace and stability and mutual trust and cooperation among countries.