House passes bill that would ban Tiktok if they don't sell the App

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The house has passed a bill that will force TIKTOK 's Chinese parent company to sell the social media platform or face a ban in the US.


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A TikTok sale could raise antitrust concerns​

From CNN's Brian Fung

One potential stumbling block to a TikTok sale is that the market for social media services is highly concentrated, antitrust experts say.

That could make it hard for TikTok to find a buyer that US competition regulators could accept.
"Who's going to buy it? That's the real question," said Gene Kimmelman, a former Justice Department antitrust official. "If it’s Amazon, Microsoft, Google or Meta, I just think you're going to see substantial antitrust concern."

All four of those tech giants have come under tremendous antitrust scrutiny in recent years, with the Justice Department or the Federal Trade Commission suing each of them for alleged violations of US competition law.
Both federal agencies have made a point of identifying ways that troves of personal data can give the largest tech platforms an anticompetitive edge.

TikTok could have an easier path selling to a company that hasn't raised red flags with antitrust regulators, Kimmelman added.

With the passage of the TikTok bill in the House on Wednesday, this is the closest the United States has come to banning the social media platform on personal devices.

The next closest thing would be a Montana law that bans TikTok on personal devices within the state. That legislation would have taken effect on Jan. 1, but a federal judge blocked it from taking effect late last year.

The Montana law likely violates the First Amendment, wrote District Judge Donald Malloy at the time. The same decision highlighted a debate about whether Montana was impermissibly engaging in foreign policy, a job that is reserved for the federal government.

In a statement on Wednesday’s vote, TikTok said its attention would now shift to the Senate, where the fate of the legislation is unclear.
 
Watanzania walifungiwa masaa 72 wakasema kulikuwa hakuna Free speech.

Kwamba mambo ya Wananchi yaamliwe na Wananchi

Nani amewaamulia Wananchi wa Marekani kama sio wanasiasa. Yaani watu karibia milioni mia mbili! Waamuliwe na watu wachache wenye madaraka.

Nadhani wanafanya haya mpaka pale Uchaguzi utakapoisha.? Republicans hatari sana, wanatumia njia zote kuzima sauti za wapinzani wao

Kwa mtazamo mwingine, huu ni Ujambazi. Kwamba ukiwa sio MMAREKANI na ukawa na kampuni au App inayoshindana na matajiri wa Kimarekani, unadondokewa kama mwewe(Eagle hapa) na genge la Serikali. Halafu tukisema tuna vita ya Kiuchumi watu wanatoa mapovu na kushupaza shingo, 'oh Demokrasia', 'oh Free market'. My foot. Kuna Free market na uamuzi huo?

Aha, hoja yao ni Usalama wa raia na Taifa.

Yale masaa 72 nayo yalikuwa ni kwa Usalama wa Nchi, raia -Taifa..... Itoshe, makampuni au platforms zilizofungiwa(internet) zilikuwa ni za Wageni kama ilivyo tick toku ni ya wageni kwa Wamarekani.

Liwe fundisho kwenu makasuku.
 
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