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TikTok threatened with US ban if Chinese owners don’t sell stakes

NY Post: The Biden administration has reportedly threatened to ban the use of TikTok in the US unless the popular video sharing app’s China-based owners sell their stakes.

Officials from the Committee on Foreign Investment — an interagency task force that assesses potential national security risks in business deals — recently made the demand to executives at TikTok owner ByteDance, the Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday.

The ultimatum marks a major escalation in ongoing scrutiny of TikTok on Capitol Hill, where the app has faced bipartisan criticism over concerns that the Chinese government could improperly access the data of American users.

The maneuver also brings the Biden administration closer in line with the stance of former President Donald Trump, who pursued a TikTok ban in 2020. The ban was eventually blocked in federal court.

TikTok — one of the most popular social media apps, with more than 100 million users in the US alone — fired back at the report of a potential ban, arguing a sale would not address Congress’ concerns about national security risks. more


2 Comments on TikTok threatened with US ban if Chinese owners don’t sell stakes

  1. They just want to control the algorithm for programing young minds.
    The current president is legit.
    Covid 19 is real.
    Pedophilia is a good thing.
    The oceans have risen 100 feet in the last 10 years.
    Only white people are racists (and math).
    For those they can’t reach through MSM.

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  2. What’s worse using the Tic Toc app or owning stock in Tic TOC?

    The option is equally detrimental to our national security.
    The lesser of both security risks, but the real threat is having CCP agents in every major University’s research labs.

    Yet, Congress is inept and clueless, as usual.
    Televise the hearings and do nothing.

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