Republican Lawmakers To Introduce Legislation Banning TikTok In U.S.

Republican Lawmakers To Introduce Legislation Banning TikTok In U.S.


Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) are introducing legislation that would prohibit TikTok in the United States.

In an opinion piece published in The Washington Post on Thursday, Rubio and Gallagher outlined the threat that TikTok and other social media businesses that are effectively managed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) pose to the United States.

The lawmakers noted how the TikTok social media platform is owned by ByteDance, which is a Chinese company, although it is not owned by the Chinese government. However, they stated, “in China, no company is truly private” because China’s National Intelligence Law of 2017 holds that all people and companies must help with intelligence, including sharing information.

Several of ByteDance’s directors also used to work for outlets that spread

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