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TikTok says US ban would ‘trample free speech rights’

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TikTok could be removed from all US app stores unless ByteDance sells its stake

TikTok has hit out at a vote to ban the video-sharing platform in the US.

The House of Representatives in the US passed legislation that would ban the social media site in the US.

That’s if the social media platform’s Chinese-based owner, ByteDance, doesn’t sell its stake within a year.

TikTok has accused the House of Representatives of jamming through the Bill that would ‘trample the free speech rights of 170 million Americans, devastate seven million businesses, and harm the wider economy’.

“We will not stop fighting and advocating for you,” TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew said in a video that was posted on the platform last month and aimed at the app’s users. “We will continue to do all we can, including exercising our legal rights, to protect this amazing platform that we have built with you.”

The move will now be fast-tracked to the Senate for approval.