A bill to ban apps deemed by the government to be 'security risks' centered on TikTok is approved by the US House Foreign Affairs Committee
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On March 1, 2023, local time, the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee approved a bill to ban apps deemed ``security risks'', including TikTok, by the Biden administration. At the end of February 2023,
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In the United States, the movement to regulate TikTok, a short video application from China, is accelerating, and several states in the United States have already taken measures to ban TikTok . Not only that, the ` ` bill to prohibit the use of TikTok on government smartphones '' has been unanimously approved by the Senate, and all American users other than government agencies can not use TikTok Until the `` TikTok ban bill '' had been proposed.
In order to counter this movement, TikTok spent 200 billion yen to prove that ``TikTok is a safe application operated independently of the Chinese government'', and was working with the US government.
TikTok spends 200 billion yen to persuade the US government to admit that ``TikTok is a secure app operated independently of the Chinese government''-GIGAZINE
Despite these efforts, a new bill to ban the use of TikTok has been approved by the US House Foreign Relations Committee. The bill would give the U.S. government the power to ban apps that could transfer personal information to entities controlled by the Chinese government.
'TikTok is a national security threat...it's time to act,' said Rep. Michael McCall, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee who sponsored the bill. Anyone who downloads it gives the Chinese Communist Party a backdoor to all personal information.TikTok is a spy balloon in your phone.'
Democrats opposed the bill, arguing that due diligence should be exercised through debate and consultation with experts. It's not specified exactly how the 'ban' in the bill will work, but Reuters reports that it gives President Joe Biden the power to 'ban transactions with TikTok.'
However, the bill would need to be approved by both the House and Senate to become law.
In response, TikTok said on one of its official Twitter accounts, ``The ban on TikTok by the United States will prohibit the export of American culture and values to the more than 1 billion people who use our service around the world. We are disappointed that this quick fix has moved forward despite the negative impact it will have on the free speech of the millions of Americans who use and love TikTok,' he said in a statement. bottom.
On the other hand, White House spokeswoman Carine Jean-Pierre said, ``TikTok is causing problems. It suggests that
Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks, who opposed the bill, said, ``The Republican instinct to ban anything we fear, from books to speech, seems wild.'' It clearly shows the opposite position. On the other hand, he understood TikTok's concerns and argued that TikTok and its developer, ByteDance, should be directly sanctioned. In addition, Congressman Meeks pointed out that ``the bill is dangerously broad,'' and worries about the impact on companies in South Korea and Taiwan that supply semiconductors and other equipment to Chinese companies.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called on lawmakers to oppose the bill, saying it is a ``serious violation of the rights of the First Amendment''.
This bill is a serious violation of our First Amendment rights.— ACLU (@ACLU) March 1, 2023
Congress must vote NO on this vague, overbroad, and unconstitutional legislation. https://t.co/T4HbZJ369v