President Joe Biden has signed a bill to ban TikTok in the United States

April 24, 2024 by No Comments

The United States took another step toward a potential ban on TikTok after President Joe Biden signed a bill that would allow the popular social media app to be viewed offline in the country.

According to the bill As Biden signed on Thursday, Chinese company ByteDance would have to sell TikTok to stay available in the US. The sale must take place within 270 days, or about nine months.

In response to the signed bill, TikTok released the following:

“This unconstitutional law is a ban on TikTok and we will challenge it in court. We believe that the facts and the law are clearly on our side and that we will win in the end. The fact is, we have invested billions of dollars to keep US data secure and our platform free from outside influence and manipulation.

“This ban will destroy seven million businesses and silence 170 million Americans. As we challenge this unconstitutional ban, we will continue to invest and innovate to ensure that TikTok is a place where Americans of all walks of life can safely come to share their experiences, find joy and be inspired.

For gamers, TikTok is a major part of their growth. Whether it’s streaming directly to the app or sharing gameplay clips, it’s helped grow audiences for many content creators.

By 2022, TikTok says 50% Its everyday users who watch gaming-related content on the platform. It added up to “over 3 trillion views”.

Back in January, TikTok was reportedly looking to sell its gaming division. At the time, Tencent was a company interested in buying the property.

What do you think about the potential TikTok ban in the United States and what does it mean for gamers? For more insider gaming, read about Valve’s updates to the Steam refund policy.

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