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TikTok allegedly swayed German politician

According to the German news magazine Der Spiegel, Philipp Amthor, a member of the German parliamentary party CDU, is involved in a corruption scandal with the Chinese video app TikTok. Amthor is alleged to have solicited and partly received small donations from TikTok’s German subsidiary for organizations close to him. Amthor denies the allegations made by the magazine as factually incorrect: It was not about donations, but sponsoring.

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