TikTok to be banned in USA if its parent company in China fail to divest itself of the social media platform


The United States Senate has reportedly passed the TikTok ban bill in an attempt to force the apps’ parent company, ByteDance, which is in China to divest itself from TikTok else it will be banned in the USA.

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According to reports, since the existence of TikTok in the USA, authorities have been on their toes, looking out for its citizens, most especially because the app has a Chinese owner. Authorities also got concerned when they realised how addictive the app is and how one can stay on it for hours scrolling through videos.

Lawmakers and security experts in the country feel that the Chinese government could easily get access to the personal data of American citizens through TikTok. Thus, their concerns led to Senate passing the bill. The bill has reportedly been sent to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

In short, lawmakers in the United States are concerned about TikTok’s ties in China and their fears is that ByteDance or TikTok could get access to personal informations and share the acquired data with the Chinese government.

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Now the question is, how can TikTok be saved in the United States. The answer is, the bill wants ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok to sell its stake within a year and if they refuse, then they will have no choice than to ban the TikTok app in the United States of America.

Following this, TikTok released a statement which says, “it is unfortunate that lawmakers are using the cover of important foreign and humanitarian assistance to once again jam through a ban bill that would trample the free speech rights of 170 million Americans, devastate 7 million businesses, and shutter a platform that contributes $24 billion to the U.S. economy, annually.”

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