What’s behind the TikTok panic? The social media app has more than a billion users in 150 countries, but lawmakers are looking at the app with a more cautious eye as its popularity grows. The US and other countries have already banned TikTok from government phones, while India and Afghanistan have instituted outright bans. But in a congressional hearing last week, US lawmakers suggested to TikTok CEO Shou Chew that an outright ban on the app could be in the cards in the US as well.
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