Members of the House of Representatives and the US Senate presented bills that talk about the complete blocking of social networks associated with totalitarian countries in the country. These are, in particular, Russia, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Venezuela.

According to US lawmakers, the applications of these social networks can transfer data of American users to the governments of unfriendly states and severely censor information, according to Engadget.

The GOP bill is co-sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Mike Gallagher. In November of this year, The Washington Post published an article by their authorship in which they investigated existing connections between members of the management of the parent company of the social network TikTok, ByteDance, and the Chinese Communist Party. In particular, it was noted that the directors of the company at one time worked in the state media of China, fully controlled by the government.

The TikTok administration rejects allegations of surveillance and insists that no information is shared with the Chinese government.