TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. There are currently 1 billion monthly active users and the app has been downloaded more than 4.1 billion times. It was just released in 2016 and quickly surpassed X, Snapchat and more for active monthly users. So what does this mean now that the future of TikTok is in jeopardy? Will TikTok as we know it cease to exist? Here’s what we know so far about the attempt to ban TikTok in the United States.

The US House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that could lead to a nationwide ban against TikTok. The only way this would be avoided is if the app parts ways with its Chinese parent company, ByteDance. The bill now heads to the US Senate where the future of that vote is unclear. If the Senate does pass the bill however, President Biden says he would sign it. TikTok CEO Shou Chew says they are committed to keeping user “data safe and our platform free from outside manipulation.” He adds that a ban of TikTok would impact hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

And what would the ban mean to our favorite local TikTok celebrities? That has yet to be seen. It could mean something as simple as, taking content to other platforms like Facebook reels and Instagram reels. It would definitely mean less revenue seeing as creators tend to make more money from TikTok than any other platform. That being said, we want to introduce you to some Boston area TikTok creators you need to follow before the app gets taken away from us for good.

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