Is time up for TikTok in the U.S.? What to know about today's congressional vote

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The U.S. Congress is inching toward a crackdown on a popular platform that could have far-reaching implications for social media in the country.

It involves a bill with major implications for the fast-growing site TikTok, renowned for addictive videos and used by hundreds of millions around the world, including millions in Canada.

At issue are alleged concerns about risks to national security and young users. The counter-claim: American politicians are unfairly picking on a Chinese-owned company.

Here’s what’s happening.

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First: the House vote

The House of Representatives will vote Wednesday on a bill called the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act.

The bill specifically cites

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