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March 10, 2023
Democrats Come Around on Tiktok Ban, Reflecting Willingness to Challenge China
Source: CBS News
Journalist Caitlin Yilek
Hannah Kelley, a research assistant at the Center for a New American Security, likewise said Democrats' willingness to speak out in favor of taking action against TikTok reflects "a convergence in the urgency and action needed to address those concerns." She pointed to frustrations over continuing negotiations between TikTok and the Treasury Department over steps the company could take to address national security concerns and continue operating in the U.S.
"I think a lot of that urgency comes from sort of a valid impatience with how long the [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States] process has taken and continues to take," she said, referring to the federal regulator responsible for reviewing certain foreign investments in the U.S.
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