Congress Flooded with Calls as TikTok Faces Shutdown Threat

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Posted 37 days ago

In response to TikTok's warning of a potential shutdown in the U.S., Congress is facing a flood of calls from concerned constituents. A bipartisan bill has been advanced in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, unanimously voting to force ByteDance, TikTok's Chinese parent company, to divest its ownership of the app within 165 days. The campaign by TikTok to rally users against a ban has sparked anger among some members of Congress, with House Majority Leader Steve Scalise planning to bring the national security bill for a vote soon.

The White House is backing the bill, adding pressure on TikTok. Despite TikTok's portrayal of an outright ban, legislators emphasize that it's contingent on ownership divestment. The Biden administration's involvement in drafting the bill's technical language and recent interactions with digital influencers raise questions about the app's standing. The bill reflects ongoing concerns over Chinese tech ownership and national security.