Biden says he would sign House bill to restrict TikTok

President Joe Biden said Friday that he would sign legislation being advanced in the House designed to sever China’s influence over TikTok, the latest evidence of the bill’s momentum.

Biden confirmed his support for Rep. Mike Gallagher’s (R-WI) Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, a bill that would make it unlawful for app stores to host social media applications owned by companies connected to “foreign adversaries,” such as China, Russia, or Iran. It would force TikTok to completely divest from its China-based parent company ByteDance or risk being banned in the U.S. The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the bill on Thursday, marking a significant step for the legislation.

“If they pass it, I’ll sign it,” Biden told reporters at Andrews Air Force Base while boarding Air Force One.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) affirmed his
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