Sen. Hawley Sponsoring Nationwide TikTok Ban
FILE - IN this Jan 15, 2019 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee committee member Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., questions Attorney General nominee William Barr during a Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hawley is facing conservative backlash after raising concerns with President Donald Trump's nominee to a high-profile appeals court. The Judicial Crisis Network on Monday announced plans to spend $500,000 on Missouri ads to sway Hawley to support D.C.-area U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Neomi Rao. Hawley on Monday told KFTK 97.1 FM Newstalk's Marc Cox that Rao doesn't have a strong record on abortion. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Missourinet) Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s fight against TikTok is escalating.

Hawley’s announced he’ll sponsor a bill to entirely ban the social media app’s use in the United States. Hawley, a Republican, sponsored a measure last year that bans TikTok from being downloaded to phones and other devices owned and operated by the federal government. It was attached to the federal defense authorization bill, which was signed into law last month by Democratic president Joe Biden. The app is owned by a company based in China, and Hawley says TikTok could be used to gather info on anyone that uses it.

Several legislators, including Representative Cori Bush of Missouri maintain active TikTok accounts.

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