US House Passes Bill Aimed at Banning TikTok Over National Security Concerns

4 months ago

The US House of Representatives has passed a significant bill targeting TikTok, potentially leading to its ban in America.

The bill mandates TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, to sell its controlling stake within six months or face a ban.

Despite bipartisan support in the House, the bill still requires Senate approval and presidential signature to become law.

Lawmakers express concerns over China’s influence on TikTok, owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company with global operations.

If approved, President Biden vows to sign the bill, potentially sparking tensions with China.

ByteDance would need Chinese approval for forced divestiture, which Beijing opposes, warning of repercussions.

The move aims to prevent Chinese government access to user data through TikTok, aligning with national security concerns.