Grimes County’s new 10th district congressman praises the decision by Texas A&M, the University of Texas, and other public schools to ban TikTok from their computer networks.
Michael McCaul, who has three children attending A&M, expects to see federal legislation banning TikTok nationwide.
“If I pass this bill in Congress, I will probably be very unpopular with my children and their friends,” said McCaul. “But, having said that, their safety is paramount to me.”
McCaul says he does not want children becoming victims of the Chinese Communist Party.
“They use surveillance for their activities on the phone…everything they do on TikTok is retained by China,” said McCaul.
Speaking on WTAW’s The Infomaniacs, he says they are looking at U.S. companies that can fill the void without placing users under government surveillance.