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Why the U.S. Voted to Force TikTok to Be Sold or Banned

Posted on AllSides April 20th, 2024
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A push to force the Chinese company ByteDance to divest itself of ownership of the short-form video app TikTok in the United States took a leap forward as the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Saturday to ban the social media platform unless it is sold to a government-approved buyer.

The Senate is expected to vote on the legislation as early as Tuesday, and President Biden is expected to support it.

Lawmakers raising concerns about data security in the United States, Europe and Canada have escalated efforts to restrict the reach of...

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