Following the news that Congress may soon ban TikTok from the United States if its Chinese owner does not sever ties, Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski reached out to the social media company with an offer to buy it.

Pavlovski also posted his proposal to his X page, in which he explained that Rumble would store TikTok data in the US with its new cloud service that stands for “the free and open internet.”

“In the event that ByteDance divests its ownership in TikTok, Rumble is ready to join a consortium with other parties seeking to acquire and operate TikTok inside the United States,” Pavlovski wrote. “Specifically, we are ready to serve as a cloud technology partner.”

He underscored for legal clarity that the offer to “acquire and operate” the platform is subject to further discussion before it becomes a definitive proposal.

As Valuetainment previously reported, Congress is considering legislation that would give ByteDance, the China-based firm that owns TikTok, six months to divest its ownership of the platform or risk having the app banned in the United States. The lawmakers are citing the ability of the Chinese government to harvest user data as a national security concern, and they have obtained political backing from the Biden administration.

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In response, TikTok asked its users to complain to their representatives about the ban, claiming it would “damage millions of businesses, destroy the livelihoods of countless creators across the country, and deny artists an audience.”

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has strangely changed his tune on the TikTok ban. In a March 7th Truth Social post, he wrote: “If you get rid of TikTok, Facebook and Zuckerschmuck will double their business … I don’t want Facebook, who cheated in last election, doing better … They are a true enemy of the people.”

This new position for the former president emerged after a meeting between Trump and billionaire Jeffrey Yass, a libertarian investor who owns a stake in TikTok worth roughly $30 billion. Yass has been instrumental in supporting the opposition to a TikTok ban in Washington.

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Shane Devine is a writer covering politics, economics, and culture for Valuetainment. Follow Shane on X (Twitter).

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