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U.S. House of Representatives drafts a bill to ban TikTok


According to The Hill, lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have unveiled a bill that would outlaw TikTok.

Ivan Radic
Ivan Radic
Republican Mike Gallagher and Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi wrote a document titled "Protecting Americans from Apps Controlled by Foreign Attackers." ByteDance and TikTok are listed as applications under the influence of "foreign malicious actors."

The social network's Chinese owner, ByteDance, would have to give up the app TikTok, which allows users to create and watch short videos, or else the US would ban it.

"If the company does not abandon TikTok, distributing it through the App Store or a web hosting platform in the United States will become illegal, effectively banning it even among current users," the newspaper writes.

The law would provide the President the authority to prohibit additional applications under foreign adversary control.

According to the journal, Iran, North Korea, China, and Russia are among the "foreign adversaries" that the bill addresses.

source: thehill.com