Congress taking action towards TikTok ban in U.S.


Graphic by Avishek Das.

Former U.S. president Donald Trump attempted to have TikTok banned in 2020, however, courts impeded his plan and it has remained up and running every day.

Chase Brosend, Editor

Rumors about TikTok getting banned in the U.S. are spreading rapidly after TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew had to take part in a congressional hearing. Chew has caused a lot of suspicion and worry for U.S. lawmakers, as they fear the Chinese-owned app could be too dangerous for the country. TikTok is a very well-known app among younger generations that draws in millions of daily users, a ban on this app would certainly be a big deal.

“I’d be very upset [if it got banned] because it’s all I do in my free time,” said sophomore Olivia Craven.

The Biden Administration gave ByteDance, which is the company that owns TikTok, the option to either sell the app or it could potentially be banned in the U.S.