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Comment: TikTok faces advanced, 'mature' nationwide probe by dozens of US state attorneys general

TikTok faces an advanced, nationwide investigation by dozens of US states that may present more significant legal risk for the social media app than a federal probe revealed this week, as the states weigh evidence gathered during two years of digging that they say shows TikTok may have violated consumer protection

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent


Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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