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  • Legislation that would force ByteDance to divest its ownership stake in TikTok to remain in the US has passed in the House of Representatives again.
  • The legislation is now headed to the Senate, included in an aid package for Ukraine and Israel.
  • The Senate is expected to vote on the bill next week, with President Joe Biden expected to sign it when it reaches his desk.

TikTok is now one step closer to facing a ban in the US if parent company ByteDance chooses not to divest its ownership stake. The ban could take effect as soon as in the next few days.

Despite massive lobbying efforts to keep TikTok in the US, the House of Representatives passed legislation today that would ban the app in the country, according to NBC News. The bill passed after 360 representatives voted in favor of the ban, with 58 saying no.