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After the recent vote in the House of Representatives, what’s next for TikTok?

Vaseline 2 months ago

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Once again, House lawmakers have pushed through a bill that could spell trouble for TikTok’s U.S. operations, reigniting concerns for the company.

If this legislation is successful, it could hasten a scenario where TikTok changes ownership or faces a nationwide ban.

With recent developments, let’s take a look at what’s happening and what it could mean for users like you.

The House of Representatives recently voted on a similar issue in March, setting a six-month deadline for TikTok to sell its operations. However, this new bill brings notable changes, extending the deadline to approximately nine months, with the possibility of further extensions by the White House.

Notably, Republicans in the House of Representatives have bundled the TikTok bill with a broader foreign aid package, making it more challenging for lawmakers to oppose it.

Going forward, the Senate is expected to vote on the entire package, possibly within one to two weeks, with a high probability of passage.

Should the legislation pass, the clock would start ticking for TikTok to find a buyer, otherwise there would be significant consequences.

As for TikTok’s response, it could challenge the legislation in court, citing constitutional concerns. However, waging such legal battles can be lengthy and uncertain.

Furthermore, the prospect of a sale comes with its own challenges, given the complexity of Chinese regulations and the critical role of the TikTok algorithm.

Ultimately, TikTok’s fate hangs in the balance, with users and stakeholders keeping a close eye on how events unfold in the coming weeks and months.