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Tencent’s Stake in Gaming has drawn Scrutiny from US National Security

Tencent's Stake in Gaming has drawn Scrutiny from US National Security.

The battle between the Trump administration and China has gotten into the Gaming World again as Donald Trump has asked Gaming Companies to provide information about their data security protocols involving the Chinese Company, Tencent according to a new report from Bloomberg.

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The Committee of Foreign Investments in the United States has sent letters to gaming companies such as Riot Games, Epic Games, and others to inquire about their security protocols handling Americans’ personal data said, people who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. The Committee is chaired by The Treasury Department, which declined to comment, Tencent is the world’s largest gaming company, it has a 40% stake in Epic, the maker of the popular game Fortnite, also has a stake in Riot Games. Representatives from the Gaming Companies also declined to comment or immediately didn’t respond; even though the President’s heightened scrutiny regarding Chinese Companies and their tie to US Companies mixed with fresh tension with the Bejing Government is the pillar of his reelection campaign, Trump already has ByteDance Ltd., owner of the TikTok video app, in his sights and is cracking down on Tencent’s WeChat app. For more on this exclusive story, Bloomberg has the details .


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