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Congress explores new bill to force a sale or ban of TikTok in America

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A proposed bill in the United States may result in the banning of TikTok from all American phones and tablets. The bill, which is set for a vote by a key House committee, aims to address national security concerns related to the popular app. If passed, the legislation would require TikTok to be spun off from its China-linked parent company within a specified timeframe. Failure to comply would result in TikTok being removed from app stores. The bill also proposes similar actions for other applications owned by foreign adversary companies. Bipartisan support has been shown for the bill and it is backed by the White House and House Speaker, although its future in the Senate is uncertain.