TikTok Crackdown Shifts Into Overdrive, With Sale or Shutdown on Table

Bobby Kotick, former CEO of Activision, has floated idea of buying TikTok to potential partners

TikTok was caught by surprise by the passage of a new bill by a House committee. Photo: patrick t. fallon/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

WASHINGTON—Legislation that would ban TikTok in the U.S. or force its sale is hurtling toward a vote in the House following months of behind-the-scenes efforts on Capitol Hill. The new push caught the service off-guard, ratcheting up interest from possible buyers and raising the possibility that one of the most popular apps in the country could soon be shut down. 

Lawmakers have decried TikTok for years, expressing concern that the app’s Beijing-based parent would share data about its users with the Chinese government or lean on TikTok to promote Beijing’s propaganda and shape Americans’ political opinions. But there were countervailing concerns that a forceful move against TikTok would spark a backlash from the millions of users who have embraced the app. 

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