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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va. said on Sunday that he is introducing a comprehensive bipartisan bill this week that would outline an approach to banning or banning foreign technology like the popular video-sharing app TikTok.
Tiktok is a short-form video platform used by more than 100 million Americans. Data privacy concerns have been swirling around the app because of its parent company ByteDance, which is based in China and is privately held.
Warner said he would like Sen. John Thune, R.S.D. He said he is concerned about the type of content Americans are seeing on TikTok.
“They’re taking data from Americans, not keeping it secure, but what worries me more than TikTok is that it could be a propaganda tool,” he told “Fox News Sunday.”
Warner’s legislation comes after the US House Foreign Affairs Committee voted on Wednesday to advance the bill which the president will provide Joe Biden Right to ban TikTok. The bill passed the Republican-controlled committee 24–16 along party lines, with unanimous GOP support and no Democratic votes.
but even with that law came before the committee Last week, lawmakers have a long way to go before enacting any real restrictions.
Assuming the bill gets through the Republican-controlled House, the Democratic-majority Senate would have to pass some version of it, which would be a challenge based on opposition that has already been voiced by some Democrats. Is. If it passes the Senate, Biden will still need to decide whether to veto it or sign it.
TikTok is no stranger to challenges from US authorities as former Pres. Donald Trump expressed intention to Sanctions App by Executive Action in 2020. Congress banned TikTok as part of one of the government tools bipartisan spending bill In December, many governors have removed the app from state computer networks — including public universities — and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., renewed calls for a full nationwide ban in January.