Feb 11, 2023 | Celebrity

‘Momentum Is Growing’ to Pass Bill

‘Momentum Is Growing’ to Pass Bill

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced a bill with Sen. Angus King (I-ME) on Friday to ban TikTok unless the app is fully divested of Chinese ownership, announcing that “momentum is growing” to pass the legislation.

Rubio and King’s bill — the Averting the National Threat of Internet Surveillance, Oppressive Censorship and Influence, and Algorithmic Learning by the Chinese Communist Party Act (ANTI-SOCIAL CCP Act) — would prohibit any social media app in the U.S. that is directly or indirectly owned or substantially influenced by a foreign adversary.

While Rubio, the tough-on-China ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, first introduced the bill last Congress, King, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, is a newcomer to the legislative effort.

“We cannot allow hostile governments to use our social media habits as a Trojan Horse into our…

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