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Senators want an investigation into TikTok's privacy practices after it allegedly broke its promise to delete videos posted by young kids

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Reuters
Four prominent US senators called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate allegations that TikTok violated its agreement with the agency to do a better job of protecting kids' privacy.
In a letter sent Friday , they cited a report from leading child advocacy groups claiming TikTok failed to take down videos posted by children under 13, as it had promised to do in a 2019 consent decree.
TikTok said it "takes the issue of safety seriously for all our users" and that it continues to introduce new features on the app to protect kids' privacy.
The letter was signed by Republican...
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Ted Cruz, Trump, and other Republicans are pushing a payroll-tax cut that would do little for families suffering financially due to coronavirus

Ted Cruz, Trump, and other Republicans are pushing a payroll-tax cut that would do little for families suffering financially due to coronavirus

1 month ago   |   By

Evan Vucci/AP
The payroll-tax cut has gained support from Trump and several other GOP lawmakers and conservative economists eager to jumpstart growth.
Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, and other conservative economists have called for it.
But the move would not provide the economy with the adrenaline shot it needs to tide over people already out of work and businesses struggling to survive the pandemic.
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The prospect of a payroll-tax cut has gained traction among some Republicans as a way to shore up incomes for workers and jumpstart...
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Sen. Ted Cruz demands a federal investigation into Twitter, claiming it's violating US sanctions against Iran by letting the country's leaders have accounts

Sen. Ted Cruz demands a federal investigation into Twitter, claiming it's violating US sanctions against Iran by letting the country's leaders have accounts

1 month ago   |   By

AP/Jacquelyn Martin; AP/Jose Luis Magana
Sen. Ted Cruz sent a letter Friday to the US Justice and Treasury departments requesting they launch a criminal investigation into Twitter.
Cruz alleges Twitter is in violation of US sanctions against Iran by allowing two state leaders - Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei - to run accounts on the platform.
In the letter, Cruz is claiming that Twitter is in violation of an executive order, which Donald Trump signed in June 2019 , that "blocks" US businesses from providing any goods or services to Iran's Supreme Leader and...
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