April 22, 2024

Eight years have passed since TikTok’s release in 2016, and its popularity has grown. It is now one of the most popular platforms for content creators. Many different trends have emerged on TikTok, and what was once a dancing and singing app has now become a platform for making money. Many small businesses, companies, and political parties promote themselves on TikTok.

However, as I’m sure many of you have heard earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed a bill to take down TikTok with a landslide vote of 352-65. Now, it just has to be passed by the Senate and then signed by the president; however, the Senate seems to be taking it slow, so it will take a while to see if it will make its way to the president’s desk.

Many users on the platform are very upset, but even if the president signs this bill, it does not mean it will be taken down immediately. Byte Dance, the company behind TikTok, will have to sell it to another company that satisfies the US government, or else the app will be prohibited in app stores such as Apple or Google in the US. How will the people react if it does get passed, and what will the many teenagers and young adults who use TikTok as entertainment do in response? Although nothing is set in stone, this news should be considered for all users, including myself.