Twelve U.S. senators back giving Commerce Secretary new powers to ban TikTok

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of 12 U.S. senators will introduce legislation Tuesday that would give Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo new powers to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok and other foreign-based technologies if they pose national security threats, Senator Mark Warner said. “I think it is a national security threat,” Warner said on CNBC, adding the bill would give Raimondo “the ability to do a series of mitigation up to and including banning” TikTok. The group led by Warner and Republican Senator John Thune includes Democrats Tammy Baldwin, Joe Manchin, Michael Bennett, …

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