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TikTok, Apple Decline to Testify Before Congress

Both Apple and TikTok were invited to testify at a congressional hearing on the relationship between big technology companies and China but neither will appear, according to the office of  Sen. Josh Hawley. Hawley, a Missouri Republican who has made his disdain for big tech clear, will hold a hearing next week titled “Dangerous Partners: Big Tech & Beijing” in the Senate Judiciary committee’s...

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