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U.S. Senator Josh Hawley desires to ban TikTok nationwide

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley desires to ban TikTok nationwide

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) speaks throughout a right-wing gathering referred to as America Fest, an occasion organized by Turning Level USA, in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., December 18, 2022. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Picture

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican and China hawk, stated Tuesday that he would introduce a invoice to ban the brief video app TikTok in america.

TikTok, whose guardian is the Chinese language firm ByteDance, already faces a ban that will cease federal staff from utilizing or downloading TikTok on government-owned units.

“TikTok is China’s backdoor into Individuals’ lives. It threatens our kids’s privateness in addition to their psychological well being,” he stated on Twitter. “Now I’ll introduce laws to ban it nationwide.”

Hawley didn’t say when the invoice can be launched.

READ: US Senate passes invoice to bar federal staff from utilizing TikTok on government-owned units

TikTok stated in a press release that Hawley was taking the flawed strategy.

“Senator Hawley’s name for a complete ban of TikTok takes a piecemeal strategy to nationwide safety and a piecemeal strategy to broad trade points like information safety, privateness, and on-line harms,” stated spokeswoman Brooke Oberwetter.

“We hope that he’ll focus his energies on efforts to handle these points holistically, reasonably than pretending that banning a single service would clear up any of the issues he’s involved about or make Individuals any safer.”

READ: TikTok bans hit extra US states; safety agency says most entry blocked globally

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