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Senate Homeland Security Committee unanimously voted to ban TikTok on government devices

Senate Homeland Security Committee unanimously voted to ban TikTok on government devices
Posted at 3:53 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 17:53:05-04

On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security Committee unanimously voted to ban TikTok on government devices.

Newsy reporter Alex Miller tweeted that the bill, which was introduced by Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), was unanimously passed.

The bill would bar federal employees from downloading the short-form video social media app onto government-issued devices.

The House voted on Monday to ban federal employees from downloading the app, Forbes reported.

The bill will now move to the Senate, Miller said.

The China-based ByteDance owns TikTok.