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TikTok likely to be banned in USA as congress votes today

2023-03-02
TikTok likely to be banned in USA as congress votes today

While legislation to outlaw the Chinese-owned app in the United States started its journey through Congress, the White House stated on Tuesday that it is open to taking other steps to limit TikTok.



More than a billion people use the video-sharing service globally, including more than 100 million in the US, where it has become a cultural force, particularly among young people, generating concerns among lawmakers and the government.


The administration of President Joe Biden is working to stop China and other nations from "trying to harness digital technology and Americans' data in ways that present intolerable national security threats," according to Olivia Dalton, the White House's principal deputy press secretary.