The US is Now Also Looking At Tencent’s Interests in Game Companies
After TikTok and WeChat, the American government is now also paying extra attention to Tencent, writes Bloomberg news agency based on insiders.
The Chinese internet giant has interests in a range of game companies, and that is potentially dangerous for national security, the Americans believe.
They have requested information from game companies about the extra measures they are taking to keep their users’ data safe.
Tencent has, among other things, a branch that publishes games and thus owns the American Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends.
The Chinese also own 40 percent of Epic Games, the maker of the top-rated game Fortnite. Tencent also has a small stake in Activision Blizzard, one of the largest games makers in the world.
Bloomberg estimates Tencent’s US assets to be at least $ 22 billion. They would account for 6 to 7 percent of the Chinese company’s turnover.