TikTok Should Be Banned In Us, Says FCC Member Carr

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Brendan Carr, a Republican member of the FCC, said Chinese social media giant TikTok should be banned in the US.

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Carr told Bloomberg on Monday, citing the possibility of data flows to China that could compromise national security.

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Restricting the sale of telecommunications gear from China over data privacy concerns. Carr said he, too, was supported by the FCC.

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The FCC lacks jurisdiction over the matter, and Carr, whose team lacks control over the commission, couldn't do much to stop the company from operating in the US.

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Other companies, however, are considering restrictions on the app. Carr has criticized the company for months. TikTok is a division of Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd.

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Carr also said he wants the social media app Twitter, now owned by billionaire Elon Musk, to protect political speech on its platform.

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The regulator said he thinks the government may need to step in to accomplish this.

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Carr said, "I do think we should put regulations in place that are going to protect political speech in the digital town square."

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