GOP Rep Says He’ll Introduce Rule Banning Members of Congress From Using TikTok On Official Phones

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Republican Florida Rep. Michael Waltz said Friday he plans to introduce a rule in the next Congress to ban members of Congress from using the social media platform TikTok.

TikTok, one of the largest social media applications in the world, has over 94 million active users in the United States. Its ownership by ByteDance, a Chinese parent company, makes it the foreign-owned application most used by Americans. U. S. officials have called for the app to either be banned or sold to an American owner.

“The Biden administration has used TikTok to get their message out. Are they sending the wrong message, that this is a safe platform?” Fox News host Sandra Smith asked Waltz.

“Yes they are. You have Chris Wray the FBI director listing why its a national security threat in testimony for all the reasons we just talked about,” Waltz responded. “The Indian government has completely banned it, other governments like Japan and Indonesia are considering banning it.”... (Read more)

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