Senate Unanimously Passes TikTok Ban On Government Devices

  • The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would ban federal employees from using Chinese social media platform TikTok on government-issued devices.
  • TikTok has long been the subject of federal scrutiny over potential security concerns involving its handling of U.S. user data and the close relationship between its parent company, the Beijing-based ByteDance, and the Chinese communist regime.
  • Former President Donald Trump unsuccessfully attempted to ban the app outright though lawmakers have continuously warned of the lingering threat it poses.
  • The Senate bill comes the same day a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation to prohibit the app in the United States entirely.
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