WSPY News: Rep. Kinzinger Urges Congress to Stop Using Zoom

Republican 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger is warning Congress and the rest of the Federal Government against using Zoom for business.  

According to Kinzinger, Zoom has grown more than 675% during COVID-19. Despite its popularity in use, he says he’s become increasingly concerned by the platform’s "censoring on behalf of the Chinese government, as well as security vulnerabilities."

In a statement, Kinzinger said "Earlier this month, we learned that several pro-democracy activists in the United States and Hong Kong had their Zoom accounts shut down for sharing videos and hosting commemorative video-vigils on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing."

Also, Kinzinger argues that Zoom has admitted to routing information through China, which would allow the "CCP" access to that information by its own laws. There have also been concerns about the encryption of information and use by federal agencies.

Kinzinger's statement also argued that the entire United Kingdom government has been instructed not to use the platform. He says, "given these concerns with Zoom and the availability of other video platforms, federal business should not be conducted on this platform until these concerns can be alleviated."

 

The full article can be found on the WSPY News website here.