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US Lawmakers Step Up Push to Ban TikTok With Bill This Week

  • Mark Warner and John Thune to introduce China tech law
  • Legislators consider tech a frontier of competition with China
Mark Warner

Mark Warner

Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

US Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner plans to introduce a bill this week to allow the US to systematically ban Chinese technology, including services like TikTok, he told Fox News on Sunday.

Calling it “a broad bipartisan bill” that will be co-sponsored by Republican John Thune of South Dakota, Warner said the law will give the US the power to ban or prohibit foreign technology where necessary. When asked if that would implicate ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok, he confirmed and elaborated on his reasoning.