in ,

RESTRICTing TikTok: New Senate Bill Creates Process to Ban Risky Foreign Apps

A new proposed bill in the Senate would make it easier for the president to ban Chinese Communist government-tied app TikTok.

The Risk Information and Communications Technology Act, or RESTRICT Act, proposed by a bipartisan coalition in the Senate would empower the Secretary of Commerce to restrict or ban apps posing a national security risk, according to a press release published by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) who introduced the bill. The bill did not name TikTok specifically but covered companies in China, Russia, Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Venezuela. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) co-sponsors the bill, along with ten other senators.

The bill would create a framework to access and then target risky foreign companies rather than explicitly targeting just TikTok, the press release explained. 

A whistleblower reportedly told Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) that employees of TikTok’s parent ByteDance can easily access US TikTok user data. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) owns a board seat and financial stake in the Chinese parent company. 

This post was created with our nice and easy submission form. Create your post!



What do you think?

Posted by CatSalgado32

Catherine Salgado is a columnist for The Rogue Review, a Writer for MRC Free Speech America, and writes her own Substack, Pro Deo et Libertate. She received the Andrew Breitbart MVP award for August 2021 from The Rogue Review for her journalism.

Cross-Dressing Men Honored on International Women's Day

Flynn v. United States – UncoverDC