Bill to give Biden authority to ban TikTok passes through House committee


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The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would give President Joe Biden the authority to ban TikTok in the United States despite objections from some lawmakers and advocates who say the measure could disrupt online speech freedoms. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday he hasn't read the bill yet and wouldn't comment on it. Ultimately, it would be up to McCarthy and House GOP leadership to bring the bill to the floor, where it would be expected to pass. The Deterring America's Technological Adversaries Act -- or the DATA Act -- aims to...