APP Press - Legislation

APP Endorses Bill to End Chinese Control of TikTok

March 7, 2024

Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted unanimously to pass the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, which would restrict the usage of ByteDance-owned apps such as TikTok in the U.S. unless they sever their ties from the Chinese Communist Party-connected company.

In response, Jon Schweppe, policy director at American Principles Project (APP), released the following statement endorsing the legislation:

“We applaud the House Energy and Commerce Committee for unanimously passing this bill. We should all be supportive of efforts to protect kids online.

“The danger of TikTok is obvious — we cannot give the Chinese Communist Party unfettered access to our kids. Moreover, as has become abundantly clear in recent years, the CCP has been more than happy to facilitate the socially destructive forces unleashed by this platform. The TikTok algorithm in America is actively stifling family formation, promoting unhealthy relationships and interactions, and stoking ideological division, even as the Chinese version of the app carefully moderates such content. That we have allowed this to go on for so long is a travesty.

“We cannot afford to allow the CCP such a continued, significant influence in our country. That’s why APP is urging the full House and Senate to pass this legislation as soon as possible.”

To schedule an engagement with American Principles Project, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org


Get Updates

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.