Two Republicans want to ban TikTok in the US

Two Republican lawmakers presented to Congress this Wednesday A bill that aims to ban the TikTok app on devices in the US. Congressman Josh Hawlye of the Senate and Ken Buck of the House of Representatives, who spearheaded the proposal, accuse China’s application of being a “threat to national security” of the United States. Congressman Buck wrote on his Twitter account, “TikTk is not only directly associated with the Chinese Communist Party, but was also used to spy on Americans.”

The bill instructs the executive to block and ban US organizations or individuals from trading with TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance. In response, it asks the director of National Intelligence to submit a report to Congress on activities that lawmakers see as a “national threat” by TikTOk, including allowing the Chinese government to access American data, according to the portal. . TikTok has denied such allegations in the past, saying it doesn’t censor content or allow the Chinese government to access its data.

Last December, the US Congress passed a law. bans the popular video app from being used on official devices of the federal government. Some states, such as Texas, Alabama, Virginia or Tennessee, are already doing the same at the state level, while regions like Indiana have sued ByteDance for allegedly allowing Chinese espionage.

In 2019, as part of his strategy to increase the pressure on China, then-US President Donald Trump gave TikTok an ultimatum to turn over its operations to US companies if it did not want to be banned from the country. The event did not end there. TikTok has more than 100 million users in the United States and has become popular in a short time. one of the most popular social networks in the worldespecially among adolescents.

Source: Informacion

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