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US Edges Closer to Nationwide Ban of China’s TikTok – Gizmodo

US politicians ramp up pressure on the White House to ban the Chinese social media app entirely

TikTok app logo is seen in this illustration
(Reuters image from 2022).


The US Congress, now controlled by the Republican Party, is ramping up pressure on the White House to ban TikTok, the Chinese short-video app, after putting forward legislation to curb its use, Gizmodo has reported.

The No TikTok on the United States Devices Act, which proposes not allowing the social media app on any handsets, was put forward by Senator Josh Hawley and Congressman Ken Buck, the report said, but added that the move “may face pushback from a divided Congress in the coming weeks”.

Read the full report: Gizmodo.



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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.


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