Will TikTok be banned? Some Dems say ‘not so fast.’

1. Some Democratic Senators are joining Republicans in claiming that TikTok, owned by ByteDance, may be used by Beijing to spy on Americans and peddle propaganda.

1. Senators Ben Ray Lújan and Michael Bennet are pushing for a ban on TikTok, citing national security concerns and the potential for future weaponization.

1. The RESTRICT Act, which would enhance the White House's power to restrict TikTok, has gained bipartisan support in the Senate.

1. The DATA Act, which would also enhance the White House's power to restrict TikTok, passed out of committee last month with no Democratic support.

1. Some House Democrats, such as Rep. Yvette Clarke, do not support aggressive measures against TikTok and instead call for more transparency in how the app handles U.S. user data. There is a split in how Democrats in the House and Senate are approaching the perceived threat of TikTok.