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Community members have mixed reactions to the House of Representatives vote to ban TikTok

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There are mixed reactions from community members about the House of Representatives’ vote to ban TikTok if its China-based owners don’t sell within a year.

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The House approved the legislation due to widespread data sharing and concerns about foreign influence related to the app.

The TikTok ban is tied to billions of dollars in foreign aid.

A community member near the beaches said he didn’t like Congress’ ban on money to help countries in need.

Another person said she understands the government’s security concerns when it comes to the app.

“I see the pros and cons of both, because some aspects of TikTok aren’t really that great,” Ashlyn Weaver said.

News4JAX Insiders also gave their opinion.

“TikTok should not be banned. If our representatives cared about the safety of our children, they would target all social media, not just Chinese-owned social media. It is a bill rooted in nothing but fear,” Savannah said.

Greg said, “No, Congress needs to do its job and pass consumer protection measures that don’t allow social media companies to sell or steal user data.”

This now moves on to the Senate, which is expected to pass this foreign aid package on Tuesday.

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