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US President Joe Biden Signs TikTok Ban Rules, What Will Happen?

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – United States President Joe Biden has reportedly approved new regulations that could threaten TikTok's presence in the country. Because, with this new regulation, the United States can block TikTok if it doesn't divest the company.

Quoting information from The VergeThursday (25/4/2024), with the passing of this regulation, ByteDance as the owner of TikTok must comply with it or leave the United States.

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It was stated that companies were given nine months to comply with these regulations. However, the US President is said to be able to extend this period if he sees progress being made by the company.

Responding to this regulation, TikTok spokesperson Alex Haurek stated that his party plans to challenge the law in United States court.

“As we continue to oppose this unconstitutional ban, we will continue to invest and innovate to ensure TikTok remains a space for Americans from all walks of life to safely experience, find joy, and be inspired,” said Alex.

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TikTok CEO Shou Chew also expressed his response via a post on TikTok. He stated that this step was clearly blocking.

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For your information, the US House of Representatives on April 20 2024, approved a bill that could potentially ban TikTok from being distributed in the US if they fail to divest from their parent company in China, Bytedance.

As reported Livemintthe US House of Representatives has approved the bill with a strong vote of 360 to 58. After gaining approval, this bill arrived at President Biden's desk and was signed.

This step cannot be separated from the many members of parliament from various parties – both from the Republican and Democratic parties, as well as the Biden administration – who have voiced concerns about TikTok.

The reason they use is about national security. They worry that China will force the company to share the data of its 170 million US users.

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