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Six Senators Support Bill Empowering Biden to Ban TikTok and Similar Apps

A group of six senators from both major political parties announced their support on Friday for legislation granting President Joe Biden the authority to ban TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app, and other foreign-owned apps that could threaten national security.

Mark Warner, U.S. Senator
Mark Warner, U.S. Senator

White House-Backed Legislation Gains Traction

Earlier this month, a group of 12 senators led by Democrat Mark Warner and Republican John Thune introduced legislation supported by the White House to empower the Commerce Department to address the concerns posed by TikTok and its over 100 million users in the United States.

TikTok Faces Potential U.S. Ban if Chinese Stake Remains

This development follows TikTok's statement earlier this week. The company acknowledged that the Biden administration has demanded its Chinese owners divest their stake in the company or risk being banned in the United States.