U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after President Trump issued an executive order prohibiting transactions with ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company.

“It’s all fun and games until the communists start data harvesting. TikTok is an invitation to the Chinese Communist Party to spy on our lives. They built it to scrape personal information. Because there’s no such thing as private enterprise in Communist China, the Administration is right to fight back against this clear security threat.”