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Lawmakers are trying to ban TikTok. But the app is hardly the only offender

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TikTok Faces Potential Ban in the US Over National Security Concerns #

Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have voted in favor of a bill that could ban TikTok or force its sale due to concerns over national security. The bill highlights worries that TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, may be obligated to share US user data with the Chinese Communist Party. However, critics argue that targeting TikTok alone is a limited approach to protecting American social media users and call for stronger privacy legislation to encompass all Big Tech companies. In the absence of comprehensive data privacy laws, experts warn that American data could be vulnerable to surveillance from various sources, including foreign governments.