March 07, 2024

A bill that could lead to a TikTok ban is gaining momentum in Congress. Here's what to know.

Source: CBS News

Journalist: Caitlin Yilek

Gallagher and Krishnamoorthi said in a joint statement that the alert "misrepresents the bill as a 'ban' on TikTok in a blatant pressure campaign to intimidate members," adding that "many users of TikTok today are reporting that they are being required to call their members of Congress before accessing the app."

A TikTok spokesperson said that was "100% categorically false."

Hannah Kelley, a research associate at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington think tank, said the argument about whether or not the bill constitutes a ban can go both ways.

"The reality is that there is an underlying ultimatum," she said. "You can choose to divest or not divest, but there's going to be something that snaps into place based on your decision."

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  • Hannah Kelley

    Former Research Associate, Technology and National Security Program

    Hannah Kelley is a former Research Associate with the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. Her work at the Center focused on U.S. national technology strategy and...