Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Angus King (I-ME) have reintroduced a bill to ban social media app TikTok unless the app cuts ties with Chinese ownership.
The bill titled, Averting the National Threat of Internet Surveillance, Oppressive Censorship and Influence, and Algorithmic Learning by the Chinese Communist Party Act, would ban any app owned by a foreign adversary.
King issued a statement alongside Rubio saying, "We cannot allow hostile governments to use our social media habits as a Trojan Horse into our networks. Make no mistake – every ‘private’ enterprise in China has direct ties and on-demand information-sharing requirements with the national government."
TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a technology company based in China, and that means that the CCP has full access to all information they collect.
TikTok is one of the most popular social media apps and is used by millions of Americans.
It is unacceptable that our enemy would have access to that much information about millions of Americans. Congress must come together and ban TikTok.