A recent prohibition on TikTok use on U.S. government devices and new legislation in Congress to block the app have raised anticipation that the popular Chinese-owned
Last week, the company reported the Biden administration had asked TikTok's owners divest or risk a ban.
If the Biden administration implements a ban, it is unclear how it would do so, but history suggests it will not happen quickly. Why:
citing national security concerns, then- Trump told reporters he would ban TikTok in July 2020 if its Chinese owner Bytedance could not sell it to a U.S. buyer.
He banned the app and demanded Bytedance sell its U.S. operations in August.
The International Emergency Economic Powers Act enabled Trump's executive order to prohibit TikTok. The Berman Amendment, which protected speech,
exempts "informational items" and "personal communication" from import or export. "The First Amendment would likely prevent banning the app or similar ones.
A recent prohibition on TikTok use on U.S. government devices and new legislation in Congress to block the app have raised anticipation