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Bill to ban TikTok in the U.S. takes its first steps toward the White House

March 1, 2023

Per CNBC, on Tuesday Republicans on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee took short-form video app TikTok closer to its final tick in the U.S. Concerned about reports that TikTok collects personal data from its U.S. subscribers, and might even collect keystrokes from those using TikTok’s in-app browser, legislation that would result in the ban of TikTok on all U.S. mobile devices has advanced.

The legislation would give President Joe Biden the authority to ban the popular app in the U.S. Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said, “Everybody knows what TikTok is.

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