US House panel approves bill to let Joe Biden ban TikTok


Legislation that would give US President Joe Biden the power to ban the Chinese-owned short video app TikTok nationwide advanced in Congress on Wednesday, a setback for the app as it tries to prove that it does not pose a security threat.

Representatives on the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted 24 to 16, along party lines, to approve the measure to give the White House new powers to ban the app – which is used by more than 100 million Americans – in addition to other apps considered security risks.

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