TikTok 2.0: Tencent’s WeChat and Epic Games Present the Same Threats as TikTok – But Without the Scrutiny (Yet)

On Friday, we blogged about efforts to restrict TikTok, calling it the “greatest Trojan Horse in history.” You can read that blog HERE. Today we present Tencent, a Chinese digital media and entertainment behemoth that presents similar security risks as TikTok, but has mostly flown under the radar as a threat to the United States. It shouldn’t any longer. Tencent is China’s largest tech company and one of the largest companies in the world based on market capitalization—ranking as the 25th most valuable company in the world as of January 2024, by one measure. It has ownership stakes in hundreds of entertainment, media, and communications products and companies throughout the world, including in the U.S. As it has done with… Read More