MIL-OSI USA: Garbarino Votes To Protect Americans From Chinese Surveillance and Influence

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Andrew Garbarino (R-NY)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andrew R. Garbarino (R-NY-02) voted in favor of H.R. 7521, thProtecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, which passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 352 – 65. This bipartisan legislation protects Americans and prevents foreign adversaries, such as China, from targeting, surveilling, and manipulating the American people through online applications like TikTok. Following the vote, Rep. Garbarino released a statement: 

“To have such a globally popular social media platform like TikTok controlled by foreign adversaries poses an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security and allows our adversaries to surveil and influence the American public, both through the data we produce and the information we share and consume. This bill addresses the immediate national security risks posed by TikTok and creates a process for the President to protect Americans’ national security and privacy from foreign adversary-controlled applications in the future.”