The House Foreign Affairs Committee plans in February to put to a vote in the lower house of the US Congress a project to block TikTok in the United States.

This is reported by Reuters.

The initiator of the project is the chairman of the commission, Republican Michael McCall. “For U.S. national security reasons,” he intends to get legal tools for the White House to block the Chinese social network. According to McCall, the TikTok app provides the Chinese government with the ability to control the phone contents of American citizens.

Reuters notes that to approve a bill to ban TikTok, you need to have an absolute number, i.e. 60 votes of senators.

As a reminder, the US House of Representatives will block the social network TikTok on the gadgets of its employees. This app should not be on the devices of lawmakers and government staff due to “high risk due to a number of security concerns.”