TikTok bill heads to House floor as Trump backs away from ban

March 12, 2024

A similar fate awaits the TikTok bill if Congress passes it, Farid Johnson said. Trump Media & Technology Group, meanwhile, owns his own social media company, Truth Social, launched as a rival to social media companies including Facebook and Twitter after Trump was banned from the sites. Trump’s efforts at blocking Apple and Google from carrying the TikTok app on their stores were also halted by courts. With a large number of young users, TikTok offers the potential of reaching first-time voters. Given the legal challenges and change in tune by Trump, “nothing is going to happen before the election,” Huynh said about the TikTok measure.