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TikTok Ban Passed in the House

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The House passing a bill today, March 13, aimed at forcing TikTok’s Chinese owner to sell the app or face a ban on U.S. app stores represents a significant development in the ongoing concerns surrounding the popular video-sharing platform. This move presents one of the most serious threats to TikTok to date, reflecting the escalating tensions between the United States and China over technology and national security issues. If implemented, such legislation could have far-reaching implications for TikTok’s future operations and its millions of users worldwide including here in the Wiregrass.

The bill will now move into the Senate for a vote and it is unclear on how that might turn out. Although, if the bill does pass the Senate, President Biden has already stated publicly he will sign the bill.

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