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U.S. officials are concerned that TikTok could be used for spying or the dissemination of propaganda by China.(Source photos by AP) 
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TikTok's U.S. woes grow as efforts to lobby Washington falter

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CISSY ZHOU, Nikkei staff writer | China

HONG KONG -- In recent years, officials of social media app TikTok and its Chinese parent ByteDance have worked hard to make friends in Washington, splashing out millions of dollars on lobbyists with ties to both major U.S. political parties.

This week, the limits of that strategy have become clear.

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