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Sell TikTok or face ban: US Senate tells Chinese owner

Washington, April 24 (UNI) The US Senate gave its nod to a bill that could see TikTok banned in America over national security fears, news reports said Wednesday. The bill will soon be with US President Joe Biden, who has vowed to sign as soon as it reaches his desk.
TikTok's Chinese owner, ByteDance, has been given nine months to sell its stake or the app will be blocked in the United States. The bill reached the Senate after being approved by the House of Representatives.
The US is concerned TikTok, which has over 170 million users across the country, could be used to spy on Americans, or to spread propaganda.
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