USSC Non-Resident Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe speaks to The Morning Edition about the trajectory of the current bipartisan legislation to force the sale of TikTok. Wolpe predicts that ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, will argue that the bill is unconstitutional because it “looks like a law that’s going to abridge freedom of speech.” 

Politically, Wolpe speculates that a federal ban on the immensely popular app could damage President Biden in the general election, particularly among young voters who use the platform: “I don’t think there’s been a full appreciation of the political blowback from taking away, from 170 million people, the biggest digital lollipop that’s ever existed.”