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TikTok Kids Flood Congress With Death Threats, Demand They Vote To Save Chinese Spy App


Some of TikTok’s most enthusastic users have been sending threatening messages to lawmakers demanding they save the Chinese spy app.

According to U.S. Capitol Police, lawmakers are receiving an “uptick” in reports of “threats and concerning messages” from users of the app unhappy at the prospect of legislation that would ban the app from operating in the U.S. unless its parent company agrees to divest.

The Washington Post reported:

The exact abundance of such calls is unclear, but one Senate aide said their office has received roughly a dozen violent threats since TikTok began urging users to contact members of the chamber, while a House aide said their office has received multiple calls from people suggesting they will commit self-harm if Congress passes legislation targeting the app. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the nature of the outreach.

The law enforcement official said that the threatening calls appeared to be coming from a broad cross-section of people, not only younger users, as some officials have suggested. The rise in such concerning messages has been observed across both the House and the Senate, they said.

Among those to receive a threat include North Carolina Republican

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