Senator Marco Rubio introduces bipartisan legislation to ban TikTok – RedState
Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s office released a statement on Tuesday explaining that he introduced bipartisan legislation to ban TikTok in the United States. In the House of Representatives, Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduced similar legislation.
TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, is required by Chinese law to make app data available to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). From the director of the FBI to the commissioners of the FCC to cybersecurity experts, everyone has made clear the risk of TikTok being used to spy on Americans.
The Avoiding the National Threat of Internet Surveillance, Oppressive Censorship and Influence, and Algorithmic Learning by the Chinese Communist Party Law (CCP Antisocial Law) would protect Americans by blocking and prohibiting all transactions of any social media company in, or under the influence of, China, Russia and several other foreign countries of concern. US Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduced complementary legislation in the US House of Representatives.
Gallagher is calling ICT Tac “digital fentanyl that is creating addiction for Americans” and endangering national security by manipulating opinion and influence.
“TikTok is digital fentanyl that addicts Americans, hoards their data, and censors their news. It’s also an increasingly powerful media company owned by ByteDance, which ultimately falls under the Chinese Communist Party – America’s main adversary. Allowing the app to continue operating in the United States would be tantamount to allowing the USSR to buy out The New York Times, The Washington Post and major broadcast networks during the Cold War. No country with even a passing interest in its own security would allow this to happen, which is why it’s time to ban TikTok and any other CCP-controlled apps before it’s too late.
ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, is required under Chinese law to open all of its data and technology to the chinese communist To party.
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