FCC Commish: Ban TikTok

The TikTok logo is pictured at the company's booth during the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba prefecture on September 15, 2022. (Photo by Yuichi YAMAZAKI / AFP) (Photo by YUICHI YAMAZAKI/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Treasury Department should act to ban TikTok, a member of the Federal Communications Commission has said.
  • The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a critical regulatory entity within the Treasury, should ban TikTok from the U.S., argued FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr in an interview with Axios . Carr, a longtime critic of TikTok because of its connections to China, has regularly slammed TikTok but is now calling for an outright ban. The recommendation arrives as the video streaming platform negotiates with the CFIUS over national security concerns.

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