US President, Biden, approves bill to ban Tiktok if owners refuse to sell it


The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has approved a bill that would ban Tiktok if its parent company, ByteDance, refuses to sell the social media platform.

The “Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Application Act” is one of several measures pertaining to international aid that Biden signed a day after the Senate gave its approval.

The bill, which had now been signed into law, was rapidly approved by the House on a bipartisan basis and the Senate voted in favor of moving it ahead on Tuesday, 79–18.

ByteDance had nine months under the bill to sell TikTok, with an additional ninety days if a deal can be reached, Ripples Nigeria reported.

App retailers would not be allowed to distribute TikTok in the United States if ByteDance did not sell the app.

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TikTok, however, reacted in a statement following Biden’s bill’s passage by saying that it would legally oppose the measure, potentially delaying the social networking app’s eventual sale or prohibition.

The company said this was unconstitutional law was a TikTok ban and it would be challenged in court.

“We believe the facts and the law are clearly on our side, and we will ultimately prevail. The fact is, we have invested billions of dollars to keep U.S. data safe and our platform free from outside influence and manipulation.

”This ban would devastate seven million businesses and silence 170 million Americans,” it said.

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