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US: TikTok targeted by bill to ban foreign technologies

Mark Warner, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, expressed concern on the television channel Fox News SundayBy TikTok Can be a propaganda tool.

The bill aims to introduce a systematic approach to ban foreign technology when necessary, he said.

Senator Mark Warner will introduce a bill that would allow the government to ban foreign technology products. (file image)

Photo: Reuters/Elisabeth Frantz

He plans to introduce the bill this week with Republican Sen. John Thune. A spokesperson for Mark Warner is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday.

Details of the proposed legislation were not available Sunday.

30 days period

The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to give President Joe Biden the ability to ban the Chinese video app TikTok in the United States.

Last week, the White House gave government agencies 30 days to ensure that federal devices do not contain TikTok. More than 30 US states, Canada and political entities in the European Union have banned TikTok from being installed on their employees’ work phones.

China and TikTok’s owner, Byte Dance, reject suspicions that Chinese authorities may be exploiting the app to collect users’ data and promote their interests.

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