(USNewsMag.com) – On March 7, the White House said it would back the Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology (RESTRICT) Act, which bans the importation of certain technologies from China, North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia. The Chinese-owned TikTok has been the focus of national-security worries, which have led to the legislation’s passage.
There are currently nine Republican and nine Democratic sponsors. When ByteDance admitted in December that some of its workers had inappropriately accessed the data of two US journalists, the DOJ reportedly started a criminal investigation.
Governor Kristi Noem (R-ND) doesn’t believe Biden will sign the bill. He has already shown that he cannot be trusted to defend the US or to make the proper choice when the stakes are high.
ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, has ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and has hired several ex-Congressmen to act as lobbyists, including Senator Trent Lott (R-MS), Representative Jeffrey Denham (R-CA), Senator John Breaux (D-LA), and Representative Barton Gordon (D-TN).
In an effort to deal with worries over national security regarding the Beijing-based owner, ByteDance, the Biden administration is advocating a proposal that would force the Chinese proprietors of TikTok to disengage from the business.
Noem went on to explain that she believed that American culture moves on quickly from serious concerns because we don’t focus on any one item for any length of time. Biden believes that he can distract the public’s attention from the reality that he is surrendering the nation to its enemies by releasing news of yet another political controversy.
TikTok has come under criticism for its alleged role in the transfer of user information to China, Chinese propaganda, and the dissemination of potentially lethal challenges to young Americans, some of whom have tragically lost their lives as a consequence. There are Democrats in Congress who are opposed to banning the app, while others are warming up to the idea.
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