TikTok's director of creator community brushed aside allegations of Chinese influence on the social media app Tuesday, as the app faces a U.S. national security investigation.
Since then, TikTok executives have embarked on a campaign to refute the allegations.
In an extensive profile published earlier this month, TikTok's chief executive Alex Zhu emphasized the autonomy of TikTok's U.S. operation from the headquarters in Beijing.
"We don't remove content based on sensitivities around China or other governments," he said.
"TikTok does not moderate content due to political sensitivities," a TikTok spokesperson said in a statement to CNBC.
But, in an interview with the Post, Aziz said the reference to bin Laden was a "joke."
And it clearly was, here's the video that Aziz was locked out for:. »