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Will TikTok Ban Allow Government to Ban Any Website?

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2024
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An effort that could effectively ban TikTok in the U.S. received bipartisan support in the House this week, with 352 representatives approving a bill that would "incentivize divestment of TikTok" by threatening to exclude it from mobile app stores in the United States.

The bill, lawmakers say, would compel TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, to divest from and sell TikTok. The app has sparked privacy concerns due to ByteDance's alleged ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). ByteDance and other critics of the legislation argue that the bill would amount to a ban of the...

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