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Moves to ban TikTok are building

The TikTok logo is seen on a cell phone. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
The TikTok logo is seen on a cell phone. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

TikTok is fun and fast: Great for sharing dance moves and launching the careers of superstars. Is it also an addictive app used for international espionage?

Governors in more than a dozen states have banned TikTok on state-issued devices. Last month, Congress banned federal workers from downloading or using the app on government devices. Several public universities are banning TikTok from campus Wi-Fi networks. Now, there’s a bill in Congress to ban TikTok for all Americans.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Stu Woo.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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