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Sen. Josh Hawley on TikTok: “The only way…to stop it, is to ban it”

By Anna BohlmannThe Marc Cox Morning ShowMarc Cox,


The social media app, TikTok, has been a topic of on-going controversy for months, with concern for national security on the line. While the app has already been banned on government devices, some politicians are looking to take that a step further.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) introduced a bill that would ban the social media app, TikTok, in the United States on Wednesday.

Hawley joined Marc Cox to talk about the proposed bill:

“That app is accessing their email, their photos, their contact list. It is following their keystrokes and the websites that they visit. And all of that info can be accessed by the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. That's the truth of it, and that's why we need to stop this."

While some consumers might be sad to see the app go, Hawley says the popularity of the social media platform guarantees the rise of another, safer app to take its place in the future.

“The difference would be they wouldn't be owned and controlled by a Chinese corporation that's in hock with the Chinese Communist Party,” Hawley said.

“The only way…to stop it, is to ban it.”

To hear the full interview, including Hawley’s PELOSI ACT and the overclassification of documents, listen below:

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