Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Stoked Washington’s Fears About TikTok

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Stoked Washington’s Fears About TikTok

  • Social-media tycoon emphasized threat from Chinese internet companies as he worked to fend off U.S. regulation of Facebook

When Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg delivered a speech about freedom of expression in Washington, D.C., last fall, there was also another agenda: to raise the alarm about the threat from Chinese tech companies and, more specifically, the popular video-sharing app TikTok.

Tucked into the speech was a line pointing to Facebook’s rising rival: Mr. Zuckerberg told Georgetown students that TikTok doesn’t share Facebook’s commitment to freedom of expression, and represents a risk to American values and technological…