Mar 12, 2024 - Economy

Game of TikTok

Shou Zi Chew, chief executive officer of TikTok Inc., looks over a table during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Shou Zi Chew, chief executive officer of TikTok, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Jan. 31. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The House bill requiring Chinese-owned ByteDance to sell TikTok — or face a U.S. ban — will be voted on tomorrow morning.

  • However that goes, it faces a murky path through the Senate, Axios' Stef W. Kight and Stephen Neukam write.

State of play: TikTok launched an aggressive lobbying effort this week that includes its CEO holding meetings in the Senate and a campaign urging users to call their representatives.

  • Republicans and Democrats alike want to address the national security and data concerns posed by the Chinese Communist Party's control over ByteDance. But opinions vary on how best to do that.
  • And lawmakers have raised constitutional concerns over the House's legislation for specifically targeting TikTok.

What they're saying: "We need curbs on social media, but we need those curbs to apply across the board," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told Axios Pro's tech team.

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