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Sources: DOJ Investigating ByteDance For Possible Surveillance Of US Journalists

  • The Justice Department is investigating the possible surveillance of U.S. journalists by the owners of the social media app TikTok.
  • The investigation into the Beijing-based company ByteDance is being led by DOJ's Criminal Division in tandem with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, and comes as the Biden Administration comes under increasing pressure to address the potential security threats presented by TikTok, the sources said.