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The US Congress adopted a legislation on Tuesday threatening TikTok with a ban within the United States, except the social community cuts its ties with its father or mother firm ByteDance, and extra broadly with China.

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The United States will increase stress on TikTok. On Tuesday April 23, the American Congress adopted a legislation asking the large TikTok to chop its ties with its father or mother firm ByteDance, and extra broadly with China, beneath penalty of being banned within the United States.

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President Joe Biden instantly introduced that he was going to promulgate the textual content, adopted a couple of days earlier within the House of Representatives, the opposite element of the American Congress.

The ultimatum from American legislators to the highly regarded social community is a part of a big bundle which notably consists of assist to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

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Candidate for his re-election in November, the Democratic head of state reiterated his “concern” about TikTok throughout an alternate together with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in the beginning of April.

Banning TikTok “would violate the freedom of expression” of 170 million Americans, the favored social community protested instantly after the vote within the House of Representatives on Saturday.

If it comes into drive, the textual content will drive ByteDance, the Chinese father or mother firm of TikTok, to promote the applying inside twelve months, failing which it could be excluded from Apple and Google shops on American territory .

However, its potential ban dangers being challenged in court docket.

With AFP