U.S. Senator Rubio calls for review of TikTok's merger with

Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday said he will ask the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review TikTok owner Beijing Bytedance Technology Co’s acquisition of

"Today I will be asking CFIUS to review TikTok's acquisition of Ample & growing evidence exists that TikTok's platform for western markets, including the U.S., are censoring content in line with China's communist government directives," the Republican senator said here in a tweet.

China’s Bytedance bought the video app for nearly $1 billion in December 2017. It later moved users to a revamped version of its homegrown competitor TikTok. (Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru Editing by Chris Reese)