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America may be a step closer to banning TikTok

US lawmakers grilled TikTok's CEO over national security concerns. TikTok's Project Texas plan may not be enough to prevent a ban of the app in the US.

  • TikTok's CEO was grilled by American lawmakers about potential threats to national security.
  • Concerns over data collection and propaganda on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party were raised.
  • TikTok's Project Texas plan aims to wall off American data from TikTok's parent company in China.
  • If Project Texas doesn't go far enough, America has the option to force ByteDance to sell TikTok or ban its use.
  • Several limited bans are already in place, but a wider TikTok ban would irk businesses and millions of users.
America may be a step closer to banning TikTok
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