We found something politicians can agree on regardless of what side of the aisle they sit on; TikTok should not be allowed to operate in the United States. 

Marco Rubio, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, has teamed up with a couple of Democrats in the House to do what they can to ban TikTok through this new bill. 

The reason they are aligned is simple; they don’t believe the owners of the social media company are keeping US user data from the Chinese government.

China is our No. 1 enemy, so why would anyone with any sense think the Chinese government is not trying to get and use this data? 

This new law hopes to “block and prohibit all transactions” in the US  by social media companies that have at least a million monthly users and are controlled or influenced by China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela. 

The parent company of TikTok is ByteDance, and they are specifically mentioned in this bill. 

For months, they have been trying to negotiate with the US government on a deal that could potentially allow them to deal with national security issues, but this bill aggressively communicates the fact that the time for talk is about over. 

Here’s a quote from Rubio in the statement that came out with news on the bill. 

“The federal government has yet to take a single meaningful action to protect American users from the threat of TikTok. There is no more time to waste on meaningless negotiations with a CCP-puppet company. It is time to ban Beijing-controlled TikTok for good.”

A TikTok spokesperson countered with this in a statement. 

“It’s troubling that rather than encouraging the Administration to conclude its national security review of TikTok, some members of Congress have decided to push for a politically-motivated ban that will do nothing to advance the national security of the United States.”

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