President Joe Biden Signs Bill To Ban TikTok In United States

TikTok Ban United States

The United States has taken another step towards a potential ban of TikTok as President Joe Biden has signed a bill could see the popular social media app taken offline in the country.

According to the bill that was signed by Biden on Thursday, Chinese company ByteDance will have to sell TikTok off in order remain available in the US. The sale has to happen within 270 days or, roughly, nine months.

In a response to the bill being signed, TikTok released the following:

“This unconstitutional law is a TikTok ban, and we will challenge it in court. We believe the facts and the law are clearly on our side, and we will ultimately prevail. The fact is, we have invested billions of dollars to keep U.S. data safe and our platform free from outside influence and manipulation.

“This ban would devastate seven million businesses and silence 170 million Americans. As we continue to challenge this unconstitutional ban, we will continue investing and innovating to ensure TikTok remains a space where Americans of all walks of life can safely come to share their experiences, find joy, and be inspired.”

For gamers, TikTok has been a major part of their growth. Whether it be streaming directly to the app or sharing gameplay clips, it has helped grow audiences for a number of content creators.

As of 2022, TikTok says that 50% of its daily users watching gaming-related content on the platform. That added up to “over 3 trillion views”

Back in January, it was reported that TikTok was potentially looking to sell off its gaming division. At the time, Tencent was one company interested in purchasing the assets.

What do you think of the potential TikTok ban in the United States and what it could mean for gamers? For more Insider Gaming, read about the updates made by Valve to the Steam refund policy.

  1. States need to do this on a local level. Australia wants to ban X also. But more sites should be banned for other reasons X in some states, Rumble, Kick, Truth Social, Google, PornHub, Instagram, all for different reasons and to respect the communities of those states.

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