A group of lawmakers is once again trying to keep theoff federal devices.
On Thursday, the group, led by Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, reintroduced the legislation called No TikTok on Government Devices Act.
“TikTok is a Trojan Horse for the Chinese Communist Party that has no place on government devices — or any American devices, for that matter,” Hawley said in a statement.
TikTok didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Hawley originally introduced the act in March 2020. It passed the Senate but did not progress any further.
The legislation is co-sponsored by Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, both Florida Republicans, and Sen. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican. TikTok has been theover the possibility that the China-based app could give the Chinese government access to US user data, including location information.