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Bipartisan Legislation Targets TikTok, Other Tech Companies Owned by ‘Adversarial Nations’


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A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to expand the federal government’s power in order to ban TikTok and other foreign-owned entities from operating in the United States.

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) are co-sponsoring legislation that would increase the Commerce Department’s power to take action against tech companies that are owned by six adversarial foreign nations.

“I think we all know that over the past several years foreign technology products from adversarial nations China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela, have really tried to establish a foothold in American markets,” Warner said at a March 7 press briefing.

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