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    They present a bill to ban TikTok in the United States

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    Two Republican lawmakers introduced a bill to Congress on Wednesday that seeks to ban the TikTok app on devices in the United States.

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    Two Republican lawmakers introduced a bill to Congress on Wednesday that seeks to ban the TikTok app on devices in the United States.

    Congressmen Josh Hawlye, of the Senate, and Ken Buck, of the House of Representatives, who are leading the proposal, accuse the Chinese application of being a “threat to the national security” of the United States.

    “TikTk is not only directly associated with the Chinese Communist Party, but has been used to spy on Americans,” Congressman Buck wrote on his Twitter account.

    The bill directs the executive to block and prohibit transactions by US entities or individuals with TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance.

    In turn, it asks the director of National Intelligence to deliver a report to Congress on activities that lawmakers consider to be a “national threat” by TikTOk, including allegedly allowing Chinese government access to American data, according to the portal. from The Hill news.

    TikTok has denied such allegations in the past, saying it does not censor content or give the Chinese government access to its data.

    Last December, the US Congress passed a law banning the use of the popular video app on official federal government devices.

    Several states, such as Texas, Alabama, Virginia or Tennessee, have already done the same at the state level, while territories such as Indiana have filed lawsuits against ByteDance for allegedly allowing Chinese espionage.

    In 2019, and as part of his strategy to increase pressure on China, the then US president, Donald Trump, gave TikTok an ultimatum to transfer its operations to US companies if he did not want to be banned in the country. , something that, however, did not end up happening.

    TikTok has more than 100 million users in the United States and has become one of the most popular social networks in the world in a short time, especially among teenagers.

    This story was originally published on January 25, 2023 6:32 p.m.



    Source: El Nuevo Herald

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