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Long road ahead for any possible US TikTok ban

TikTok chief executive Chew Shou Zi testifying before the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce on March 23, 2023. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - The United States Congress may have shown its strong desire to ban viral video platform TikTok in the US over national security concerns, but any such attempt would face legal challenges and have a long road ahead of it, said legal experts.

Congressmen who called for a ban as they grilled TikTok chief executive Chew Shou Zi at a hearing on Thursday said the sticking point was TikTok being owned by Chinese company ByteDance.

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