YOUNG voters on TikTok are at risk of election influence from the Chinese, the security minister has warned.
More than seven per cent of people now say that they get news from Chinese-owned TikTok.
Mr Tugendhat told a Policy Exchange event: “For too long foreign interference has been slowly creeping into British democracy.
He said he was worried by influence from “organisations whose editorial board is comprised of members of the Chinese Communist Party”.
Among teenagers, the platform is the second-most used for news, according to Ofcom.
Despite Rishi Sunak refusing to dub China a direct “threat” to the UK, Mr Tugendhat insisted: “You know my words – I’ve used them before and I’ll use them again.
“There are threats emerging from Beijing, from Tehran and from Moscow.”