TikTok admits to spying on U.S. users as effort to ban the app heats up

a handful of ByteDance employees who were on the lookout for internal leakers managed to find the user data and IP addresses of U.S. reporters in an ultimately thwarted — but demonically clever — effort to see if ByteDance employees suspected of leaking were ever physically near the journalists.

I would love to know if that part is true, it’s kinda nuts if they used the app to track the physical location of both their employees and the journalists.

– would not stop any social media user from being spied on, or influenced, by intelligence agencies.