TikTok U.S. lawmakers from both parties proposed a bill on Tuesday requiring ByteDance to divest control of its short video app TikTok, otherwise the app store will be prohibited from listing and distributing TikTok.



A few days ago, in the face of the new "ban" initiated by the U.S. Congress, TikTok pushed a pop-up notification to users in the application, saying that it would "deprive 170 million Americans of their constitutional right to free speech," "damage millions of businesses, and destroy the country." Depriving countless creators everywhere of their livelihoods and depriving artists of their audience," the company called on users to speak out and tell Congress to vote no.



After the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, TikTok CEO Zhou Shouzi posted a video response on TikTok and social media platform X.



Zhou Shouzi said that this bill gives other social media companies more power, "will take billions of dollars out of the pockets of creators and small businesses, and put the jobs of more than 300,000 Americans at risk."

Zhou Shouzi said: "We will continue to do everything we can, including exercising our legal rights, to protect this awesome platform we have built with you. I encourage everyone to continue to share your stories. Share with friends, share with family , and also share it with your senators.”