Biden Behind Pending TikTok Ban — Trump Cautions Young Voters

With the House’s passage of a potential U.S. ban of TikTok Saturday, former President Donald Trump cautioned young voters that the popular app may soon be a thing of the past. The bill must now meet Senate approval before proceeding to the Oval Office.

The Trump White House expressed distrust of the Chinese social media platform, but the company claims to have addressed prevalent issues. The former president now believes that many liberal proponents want it banned to benefit Meta’s Facebook.

There is a growing standoff between Washington leaders who want TikTok banned on one side and the parent company ByteDance on the other.

Proponents of the recent bill want to see ByteDance and TikTok part ways, but Beijing indicated that is not a possibility.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee posted on his Truth Social app, “Just so everyone knows, especially the young people, Crooked Joe Biden is responsible for banning TikTok.”

Trump added, “He is the one pushing it to close, and doing it to help his friends over at Facebook become richer and more dominant, and be able to continue to fight, perhaps illegally, the Republican Party.

The 45th president is well aware of founder Mark Zuckerberg’s insidious influence on the 2020 presidential race. He proceeded to term the ban “election interference.”

Saturday was a busy day for the House. As lawmakers passed another $60 billion in aid for Ukraine, they further approved a measure that would give ByteDance nine months to divest from the American version of the app or be banned.

The vote was 360-58.

TikTok claimed it does not and will not share the vast troves of user data harvested from U.S. users. It asserted that such a ban violates the First Amendment for its 170 million users in the country.

The Chinese company further vowed to fight in court. Reuters reported that TikTok said in an email that “we will move to the courts for a legal challenge. We’ll continue to fight, as this legislation is a clear violation of the First Amendment.”

On Monday, the Oval Office said it did not want to go through with the ban. Instead, it claimed the goal is to ensure that the app is owned by an American company to prevent the People’s Republic of China from having access to data from millions of U.S. users.