Bill to ban TikTok on US government devices passes committee
- The US Senate approved a similar measure in August 2020
- Bill sponsor Senator Josh Hawley called it an “an immediate security threat”
The US Senate unanimously approved a similar measure in August 2020. Representative Ken Buck has introduced a similar bill in the House.
Hawley called the company “an immediate security threat.”
“This should not be a partisan issue and I’m glad to see my colleagues in the Senate act together to address Beijing’s covert data collection campaign,” Hawley said in a statement after the vote. (Reporting by Diane Bartz Editing by Alexandra Hudson)