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TikTok: There’s a US ban on the floor

It may sound impossible, but there’s a viable chance TikTok may get “canceled.”

Lawmakers have proposed a bipartisan law that, if passed, would ban TikTok in the United States.

What’s going on: Many US officials are concerned the Chinese government could gain access to US user data.

It turns out there’s a law that could force ByteDance, the Chinese-owned TikTok parent company, to hand information over to the Chinese government.

How the bill works: This new bill “would ban all transactions from any company under the influence of foreign countries of concern,” or in other words – ban TikTok in the US.

Can TikTok find a workaround? It doesn’t seem likely. TikTok reassured the US government that the data is “safely stored” outside of China, but those reassurances did little to mitigate fears.

Why we care: Imagine TikTok suddenly getting banned in the States and the implications it could have on the entire digital marketing landscape…

But let’s wait and see what happens.

Alex Lim is a certified book reviewer and editor with over 10 years of experience in the publishing industry. He has reviewed hundreds of books for reputable magazines and websites, such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and Goodreads. Alex has a master’s degree in comparative literature from Harvard University and a PhD in literary criticism from Oxford University. He is also the author of several acclaimed books on literary theory and analysis, such as The Art of Reading and How to Write a Book Review. Alex lives in London, England with his wife and two children. You can contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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