TikTok one step closer to US ban after House overwhelmingly approves divestment bill

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House lawmakers voted Wednesday to compel Chinese Communist Party-tied ByteDance to divest from TikTok within six months or face the popular social media app being banned in the US — amid elevated national security concerns and despite full-throated protests from fervent fans. The Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, which passed 352-65, requires ByteDance to sell off TikTok within six months of the bill becoming law — and bars companies like Google and Apple from offering US-based web hosting or making TikTok available in app stores if no sale takes place. Additionally, the bill authorizes the Biden administration...