U.S. House passes bill forcing TikTok owner to divest or face nationwide ban

March 15, 2024

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill requiring ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, to sell the platform or else face a total ban in America. A U.S. ban on TikTok would significantly impact advertisers, especially those targeting Gen Z. ByteDance would need China’s permission to sell TikTok, but China has said they’ll oppose any forced sale. Despite the mixed opinions within Congress, the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, have welcomed the House vote. TikTok accused U.S. senators of staging a “predetermined” vote to ban the platform in the U.S.

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