Republican Federal Communications Commission member Brendan Carr suggested that TikTok, a popular Chinese social media platform, be outlawed in the US.
Carr mentioned the potential for data transfers to China that might jeopardize national security when speaking on Bloomberg TV on Monday.
Because the FCC lacks authority in the case, Carr, whose party doesn't have any influence over the commission, couldn't do much to stop the corporation from doing business in the US.
However, restrictions on the app are being considered by other agencies. Carr has been disparaging the business for months. A division of Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd. is TikTok.
The FCC is exploring additional actions, such as limiting the importation of Chinese telecoms equipment due to concerns about data privacy. Carr declared that he agreed with that.
Carr added that he wants political expression to be protected on the Twitter network, which is currently controlled by billionaire Elon Musk.