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The U.S. considers another TikTok ban. Here’s what the bill does

TikTok,
the
immensely
popular
social
media
app
whose
China-based
parent
company
has
given
rise
to
concerns
about
data
security
and
foreign
influence,
is
once
again
in
Congress’s
crosshairs.

The
Republican-controlled
House
will
soon
vote
on
a
bill
requiring
TikTok
either
be
divested
from
ByteDance,
its
Beijing-based
owner,
or
face
a
nationwide
ban.
The
House
Committee
on
Energy
and
Commerce
unanimously
passed
the
measure
last
Thursday,
and
House
Majority
Leader
Steve
Scalise
(R-La.)
has
said
he
will
bring
it
to
a
vote
as
early
as
Wednesday.

It’s
the
latest
front
in
a
years-long
battle
to
limit
the
app,
which
features
short
videos
in
a
swipe-able
Instagram-like
interface.
In
2020,
President

Donald
Trump

attempted
to
ban
it
through
an
executive
order,
but
courts
blocked
his
move
after
TikTok
sued.

Here’s
what
to
know
about
the
bill.

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