Bill would ban TikTok in US, citing Chinese data mining

    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Citing national security concerns, a new bill before Congress would ban popular video app TikTok across the U.S.

    “There’s a threat to the security and privacy of every American who uses it and that includes, especially, our kids,” bill sponsor Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said.

    He said the Chinese government is using the app, which is owned by a Chinese company, to collect data on its roughly 80 million U.S. users.

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