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U.S. Senate Committee approves bill banning TikTok on government devices

FILE PHOTO: Tik Tok logo is displayed on the smartphone while standing on the U.S. flag in this illustration picture taken, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo reuters_tickers
This content was published on July 22, 2020 - 16:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a bill from Republican Senator Josh Hawley that would ban federal employees from using social media app TikTok on government-issued devices.

TikTok’s Chinese ownership and wide popularity among American teens have brought scrutiny from U.S. regulators and lawmakers.

(Reporting by Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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