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US Senate Passes Legislation to Ban TikTok

The bill, which garnered bipartisan support, empowers the US government to prohibit the use of TikTok within the country.

The United States Senate has voted to approve legislation that could effectively ban TikTok, the popular social media platform owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company.

The bill, which garnered bipartisan support, empowers the US government to prohibit the use of TikTok within the country. Under the proposed legislation, TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, would be required to divest its ownership stake in TikTok within a specified timeframe. Failure to comply with this directive could result in US users blocking the app from access.


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This decision comes with growing concerns among US lawmakers regarding the potential national security risks posed by TikTok’s ties to China. Critics have raised alarms about the possibility of user data being accessed or manipulated by the Chinese government, prompting calls for stricter regulation or outright bans on the app.

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If the ban on TikTok is enacted into law, it would signify a major development in the ongoing geopolitical tensions between the United States and China. This could have far-reaching implications for the future of technology regulation and national security policy. It would also raise significant questions about the impact on TikTok users, the broader social media ecosystem, and the potential for retaliatory measures from the Chinese government.

 

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