USA: The House of Representatives adopts a text threatening to ban TikTok


The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Saturday issuing an ultimatum to the video platform TikTok.

The text provides for the banning of the application in the United States, unless the social network cuts its ties with its Chinese parent company ByteDance.

The video platform has been in the crosshairs of the American authorities for several months, with many officials believing that the short and entertaining video platform allows its 170 million users in the United States to be manipulated.

This text must now be validated by the Senate which should vote next week. It passed by a vote of 360 to 58, with both Democratic and Republican votes.

The social network protested against this bill, emphasizing that this action “would violate the freedom of expression” of 170 million Americans.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the platform added that the ban bill “would devastate 7 million businesses and shut down a platform that contributes $24 billion annually to the U.S. economy.”

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