Unanimous Vote: Senate Passes Legislation to Ban TikTok from U.S. Government Devices

Posted on AllSides December 15th, 2022
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The United States Senate passed legislation Wednesday night to ban the Chinese social media app TikTok from U.S. government devices amid national security risks.

The vote by unanimous consent approved Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) No TikTok on Government Devices Act. The legislation would ultimately ban the Chinese social media app or any of its successors or services developed or provided by ByteDance Limited and any entities from the company.

Of course, the legislation offers exceptions for any “law enforcement activities, national security interests and activities, and security researchers” as long as the said agency “develop and document risk mitigation...

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