Congress will not take up TikTok legislation before end of year — senator


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress will not take up legislation this year that would give the Biden administration new tools to address foreign-owned apps like TikTok that have raised national security concerns, the chair of the Senate Commerce Committee said Thursday.

Senator Maria Cantwell told Reuters she is still working on legislation and in talks with federal agencies.

Concerns about Chinese-owned TikTok sparked efforts for months in Congress to boost powers to address it or potentially ban the popular short video sharing app, but those bills have stalled in Congress. TikTok, which has more than 150 million U.S. users, denies it improperly uses U.S. data.

(Reporting by David Shepardson)

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