Sen. Josh Hawley will introduce legislation to ban TikTok nationwide
Josh Hawley, R- Mo., talks to reporters on his way to the Senate weekly policy luncheons, at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 6, 2022, in Washington, D.C.. - Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images North America/TNS

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley said Tuesday he will introduce a bill to ban the app TikTok in the United States. “(TikTok) is China’s backdoor into Americans’ lives,” Hawley, R-Mo., said. “It threatens our children’s privacy as well as their mental health. Last month Congress banned it on all government devices.” The bill would be part of Hawley’s larger messaging campaign in opposition to the Chinese Communist Party and large social media companies. While he has also signed on to anti-trust legislation in the hopes of breaking up monopolies in tech companies, he’s been particularly aggres...