Was TikTok CEO Denied Recess In US Hearing?!
Posted by Dr. Adrian Wong
Date: April 02, 2023
Was TikTok CEO Chew Shou Zi denied recess, and asked to stay back by the arrogant US Congress?!
Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : TikTok CEO Denied Recess At US Congress Hearing!
People are sharing a video of TikTok CEO Chew Shou Zi looking puzzled at being denied a recess during the US congressional hearing. Instead, he asked to stay back and reflect on his answers by the arrogant US Congress!
The video has the title, “Everyone take a break instead of Mr. Chow“, and here is a transcript of the video:
We’re going to take recess for an hour. Everyone except for you, Mr. Cho [sic] will take recess.
You will stay here and reflect on your answers, and hopefully when we return after the break, you will give the proper answers in a civilized and engaging manner.
Truth : TikTok CEO Was Not Denied Recess At US Congress Hearing!
This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) or pro-CCP netizens and groups, and here are the reasons why…
Fact #2 : The Video Has Fake Voice-Over
The viral video has a fake voice-over, and was created by TikTok creator, Barney Please, who describes his work:
cringe satire, parody, sketch life hacks and vo (voice over) please fr (for real)
In the TikTok video he created, he did not label it as parody, but mentioned that the “original sound” was created by him.
Fact #3 : US Congressional Hearing Never Had An Hour-Long Recess
The US Congressional hearing on potential Chinese influence over TikTok was held on Thursday, 23 March 2023, and lasted more than 5 hours. The entire hearing on TikTok can actually be seen on C-SPAN.
Fact #4 : TikTok CEO Was Never Denied Recess
Fact #5 : This Is Just Chinese Propaganda
This appears to be yet another example of Chinese propaganda created by the infamous Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), or pro-CCP netizens.