House to vote on bill that could ban TikTok

by antoinette radford
by antoinette radford 1 Min Read

House lawmakers are moving with dizzying speed with a plan that could ban TikTok from the United States.

In two days last week, a key House committee introduced and approved a bill targeting TikTok. The full House is set to vote on it Wednesday, and the White House says President Joe Biden is prepared to sign it.

But could a TikTok ban really happen? And what makes this proposal different from the other times policymakers have tried to clamp down on the video-sharing app used by 170 million Americans?

Here’s everything you need to know about the hot-button legislation.

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What would the bill do?

If enacted, the bill would give TikTok roughly five months to separate from its China-linked parent company, ByteDance, or else app stores in the

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