TikTok must separate from the CCP

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from Heritage Foundation,

The Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act (H.R. 7521) is a bipartisan bill that would protect Americans from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) extensive online espionage network. Contrary to what many are saying, this is not a “TikTok ban.”

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is a Chinese company that is required by law to hand over user data to the CCP upon request. This offers the CCP ample opportunity to leverage sensitive information that could compromise an individual, or an entire organization, by establishing patterns of behavior through the use of artificial intelligence.

H.R. 7521 would force ByteDance to sell TikTok to a company that isn’t under the country of a foreign adversary in order for TikTok to continue to do business in the United States. In essence, it removes an arrow from the CCP’s quiver while leaving the content of TikTok alone.

This is simply common sense. The Senate must know that the American people support this bill.

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