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US Senate votes to ban TikTok app on govt-owned phones

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 15th December, 2022 04:18:47 PM
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US Senate votes to ban TikTok app on govt-owned phones

The US Senate voted to ban the hugely popular TikTok video-sharing app from all government-issued phones and other devices as the Biden administration considers restrictions on the Chinese-owned platform.

The measure, which was approved unanimously, would have to be passed by the US House before Congress leaves for the year, Bloomberg reported.

The bill, sponsored by Senator Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, underscores fears that TikTok and its parent, ByteDance Ltd., could share information on US users with Chinese authorities. The Senate also passed the ban in the last Congress.