March 07, 2024

U.S. Lawmakers Tune Out TikTok Lobbying to Advance Bill to Ban App

Source: Financial Times

Journalist: Demetri Sevastopulo

A big question is whether the Senate will back the legislation as previous bills have stumbled. Emily Kilcrease, a technology and trade expert at the Center for a New American Security think-tank who sees a legitimate national security rationale for tackling TikTok, said the question of free speech could remain a hurdle.

"The basic problem is that, no matter how you construct a bill or executive order text, the business that is targeted is one whose core function is related to speech, and so there is not an easy get our of jail free card when it comes to the speech issues," she said.

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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...