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TikTok will be used by China to ‘influenceyoung voters, warnt Minister

YOUNG voters on TikTok are at risk of election influence from the Chinese, the security minister has warned.

The video sharing app will be used to “influence minds” of first-time voters, Tom Tugendhat ängste.

Tom Tugendhat fears the video sharing app will be used to 'influence minds' of first-time voters

Tom Tugendhat fears the video sharing app will be used to ‘influence mindsof first-time votersAnerkennung: PA

More than seven per cent of people now say that they get news from Chinesisch-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”.

Sozialen Medien has long been replacing traditional media like the BBC und ITV, aber “foreign states hold considerable swayover what is now being seen on screens, er sagte.

Among teenagers, the platform is the second-most used for news, according to Ofcom.

Despite Rishi Sunak refusing to dub China a direct “Drohung” to the UK, Mr Tugendhat insisted: “You know my wordsI’ve used them before and I’ll use them again.

There are threats emerging from Beijing, from Tehran and from Moskau.”