Congresswoman Hinson Discusses Tiktok Bill

Washington, DC — The US House passed a bill on Wednesday calling on the video app TikTok to divest itself from the Chinese company ByteDance (Bite-dance) to remain available in the US.

Iowa Congresswoman Ashley Hinson, a Republican from Marion, said prior to the vote on the bill that ByteDance is beholding to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

She said their point was proved last week after the bill was introduced and TikTok went into panic mode.

Hinson said that led to a lot of phone calls from people who were ticked off about TikTok.

Hinson said TikTok could send out much worse messages to influence its users.

Hinson said this is a national security issue and if TikTok does not cut ties from the CCP, it should not be able to operate in the US. The bill passed the House on a 352-65 vote, but its future in the Senate is unsure.


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