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Mar 12, 2024
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Mar 12, 2024

Impending legislation threatens TikTok leading to potential economic and social concerns in US

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  • The House of Representatives is poised to vote on a bill that could ban TikTok nationwide, prompting concern from the app's management and users.

  • The company argues that such a ban would harm the 5 million businesses that rely on the platform, highlighting the significant economic impact. TikTok's creators fear that the proposed legislation could hinder efforts to address public health issues through innovative initiatives. Emphasizing the importance of the platform in expanding their missions, they express concern about the potential disruption of existing communities and the platform's unique features.

  • While acknowledging potential national security risks, concrete evidence of Chinese government access to TikTok user data remains speculative. Policymakers seek to prevent such access amid concerns of data exploitation for intelligence or propaganda purposes.

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