December 16, 2022

Pelosi Backs Adding TikTok Government Device Ban to Funding Bill

Source: Reuters

Journalist: David Shepardson

Emily Kilcrease, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and former deputy assistant U.S. trade representative, said she viewed "the move on the Hill mostly as sign of frustration that we haven’t figured out something to do about this after so many years. ... So I think this is more a sign of political frustration than a meaningful new restriction."

Also on Friday, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte said the state was joining New Hampshire, Wyoming, Georgia, North Dakota, Idaho and Iowa this week and a growing number of U.S. states in banning ByteDance Ltd-owned TikTok from state-owned devices amid concerns that data could be passed on to the Chinese government.

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  • Emily Kilcrease

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Emily Kilcrease is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at CNAS. Her research focuses on the U.S.-China economic relationship; alignment...