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Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Ban ‘CCP Puppet Company’ TikTok From US

Posted on AllSides December 13th, 2022
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A mobile phone can be seen displaying the logos for Chinese apps WeChat and TikTok in front of a monitor showing the flags of the United States and China on an internet page, in Beijing, on Sept. 22, 2020. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to ban social media giant TikTok from operating in the United States. The effort follows extensive testimony from U.S. intelligence leaders that the app poses a threat to national security.

Legislation seeking to ban the app was introduced into both houses of Congress on Dec. 13 by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.).

The lawmakers condemned TikTok’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) through its parent company ByteDance, and said that the company was collecting Americans’ data...

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