Senate’s Obstacle Course: Controversial Legislation Seeks to Outlaw TikTok

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A bill threatening to ban an app beloved by half of the American population just rocketed through the House of Representatives in a week’s time. TikTok the company and TikTok the chaotic community of creators and their followers are rightfully freaking out right now. TikTok successfully fought back against a state-level ban on the app in Montana last year, arguing that the law was unconstitutional. Missouri Republican Josh Hawley, who frequently sows concern about China, registered his support for a Senate version of the TikTok bill following the vote. Senator Marsha Blackburn, another Senate Republican hawkish on China, also expressed her support for pushing a version of the House TikTok bill through.