Government agencies to enforce TikTok ban within 30 days

The Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party held it's first meeting on Tuesday.

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According to a memorandum from the White House on Monday, government agencies have been given 30 days to ensure the “removal of TikTok from Federal information technology.”

Following the enactment of the No TikTok on Government Devices Act, the memorandum provides instructions and deadlines for the removal of “TikTok or any successor application or service of TikTok developed or provided by ByteDance Limited” from Federal devices.

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton stated, “we have serious concerns with apps like TikTok. There’s a CFIUS review underway. And we’re looking at what else we might be able to do, including working with Congress.”

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) identifies and addresses national security issues that may arise from foreign investment in U.S. businesses.

China’s spokesperson Mao Ning said, “The US has been over-stretching the concept of national security and abusing state power to suppress foreign companies. We firmly oppose those wrong actions.”

Meanwhile, the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party held its first meeting yesterday under the theme of “The Chinese Communist Party’s Threat to America.” Details of the meeting have yet to be released.