(NEWSnet) — TikTok's CEO plans to tell Congress on Thursday that the video-sharing app is committed to user safety, data protection and security.

Shou Zi Chew is due to answer questions from U.S. lawmakers concerned about the social media platform's effects on its young user base and possible national security risks.

The West has pushed against TikTok over fears it could become a tool of China's ruling Communist Party because its parent company, ByteDance, is based in Beijing.

In prepared remarks, Chew will defend TikTok's efforts. He'll cite a $1.5 billion project to store data information on Oracle servers in the U.S.

U.S. regulators have reportedly threatened to ban TikTok unless the Chinese owners sell their stake.

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