US Moves to Ban TikTok: House Passes Landmark Legislation

Bipartisan concerns over national security lead the House of Representatives to vote overwhelmingly in favor of a bill targeting TikTok's ban

The legislation H.R.7521, titled Protecting Americans From Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, secures a 352-65 vote in the House.

The proposed bill would bar app stores from offering TikTok under ByteDance ownership, granting a 180-day timeframe for its sale to a non-Chinese buyer.

President Biden expresses readiness to sign the TikTok ban bill if passed by the Senate, dismissing the possibility of a pocket veto

With over 150 million users in the US, TikTok faces uncertainty regarding its future operations and ownership

The outcome of the TikTok ban bill could have broader implications for technology regulation and international relations

Users, investors, and policymakers will keenly observe the bill's progress, foreseeing its implications on the digital realm and relations between the US & China.