GOP Legislators Target TikTok Over Its Ties To CCP

Employees stand at the entrance of a TikTok booth at the Messe fairground during the 23rd Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt am Main on October 22, 2022. - This year's edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair takes place until October 23 at the Messe Frankfurt fairground. (Photo by ANDRE PAIN / AFP) (Photo by ANDRE PAIN/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mike Gallagher plan to introduce legislation banning TikTok from the U.S. because they view it as a national security threat.
  • They told The Washington Post that TikTok “offers the CCP a unique ability to monitor more than 1 billion users worldwide, including nearly two-thirds of American teenagers. We must ban this potential spyware before it is too late — not encourage its use in the United States, as President Biden is doing,” the congressmen claimed.
  • TikTok’s parent company is ByteDance, which is based in China and has ties to the CCP.


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