TikTok offers Australian government access to algorithm and source code

SYDNEY (Reuters) – TikTok has told an Australian government committee that it will allow government officials to review its algorithm and test its source code, as it seeks to overcome distrust surrounding the video-streaming app operator’s China ownership. It said the deal will see the creation of a standalone US firm, TikTok Global, that does not involve any transfer of technology, though Oracle will be able to inspect TikTok source code. During questioning, Cloutier also said TikTok’s source code was not the same as the source code used for ByteDance’s Chinese version Douyin. Under its deal, ByteDance has said it will establish a US subsidiary of which it will own 80%. TikTok was registered as a business in Australia last year, and two of three directors of the Australian company are senior executives of ByteDance.

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