The US Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday night that would ban TikTok on government devices following major security concerns about the social media app owned by China-based ByteDance.
Republican Senators Tom Cotton (AK), Josh Hawley (MO), Marco Rubio (FL), and Rick Scott (FL) sponsored the bill.
Hawley said, "TikTok is a Trojan Horse for the Chinese Communist Party. It’s a major security risk to the United States, and until it is forced to sever ties with China completely, it has no place on government devices.”
"States across the US are banning TikTok on government devices,” he added. “It’s time for Joe Biden and the Democrats to help do the same."