• Natalie Sherman
  • BBC Business Correspondent from New York

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Members of the US Congress have proposed banning TikTok (the English version of Douyin) on the grounds that they are concerned about threats to national security. This is a social media app known for its popular short videos.

The bipartisan bill is the latest US move against the company owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance.

Last month, the FBI director became concerned that China might use the app to influence users or control their electronic devices. Several US states have banned the use of TikTok on government devices.

But the chances of the bill passing are slim.