Donald Trump Jr. pushed Congress to ban Chinese-controlled TikTok from the U.S. and take to it one step further by passing new “hardcore” laws that would prohibit all social media companies from allowing the private data of U.S. citizens to fall into the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.
Trump Jr.’s remarks come after a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology (RESTRICT) Act this week that would allow the U.S. to ban TikTok and take action against other foreign adversaries. The legislation empowers the Department of Commerce to review, prevent, and mitigate information communications and technology (ICT) transactions that pose undue risk to U.S. economic and national security.
“We’ve got to figure this TikTok thing out,” Trump
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