Republican Senator Marco Rubio has called TikTok to be blocked in the United States after China’s internet watchdog took a 1 per cent stake in a key subsidiary of ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company of TikTok. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS Republican Senator Marco Rubio has called TikTok to be blocked in the United States after China’s internet watchdog took a 1 per cent stake in a key subsidiary of ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company of TikTok. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS
Republican Senator Marco Rubio has called TikTok to be blocked in the United States after China’s internet watchdog took a 1 per cent stake in a key subsidiary of ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company of TikTok. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS
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TikTok ban: Senator Marco Rubio calls for block in US after Chinese government buys stake

  • The Biden administration in June withdrew a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok
  • Corporate records show that the Chinese government took a stake and a board seat in a ByteDance entity this year

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Republican Senator Marco Rubio has called TikTok to be blocked in the United States after China’s internet watchdog took a 1 per cent stake in a key subsidiary of ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company of TikTok. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS Republican Senator Marco Rubio has called TikTok to be blocked in the United States after China’s internet watchdog took a 1 per cent stake in a key subsidiary of ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company of TikTok. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS
Republican Senator Marco Rubio has called TikTok to be blocked in the United States after China’s internet watchdog took a 1 per cent stake in a key subsidiary of ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company of TikTok. Photo: Dreamstime/TNS
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