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GOP’s Rubio, Gallagher to Seek TikTok Ban as US Security Threat

  • Senior intelligence-committee lawmakers publish op-ed
  • Duo blasts Biden for encouraging use of Chinese-owned app
Marco Rubio
Marco RubioPhotographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

Two influential Republican lawmakers are introducing legislation to ban TikTok from use in the US, and criticized the Biden administration for insufficient action against the Chinese-owned social media platform.

“TikTok is a major threat to US national security,” Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Mike Gallagher wrote in a joint column in the Washington Post Thursday. “This is why we’re introducing legislation which would ban TikTok and other social media companies that are effectively controlled by the CCP from operating in the United States,” they wrote, referring to the Chinese Communist Party.