The US Congress is proposing a ban on TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing app, on government devices due to national security concerns.
The $1.7 trillion spending bill, unveiled on Tuesday, includes provisions prohibiting the use of TikTok and other apps created by its parent company, ByteDance, on government devices.
There have been fears among US lawmakers that the Chinese government may use its regulatory power over Chinese companies to control American user data.
Several US states, including Georgia, Texas, and Utah, have banned using TikTok on government-owned devices.
Several US agencies, including the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, have also banned the platform.
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