14 Mar 2024

Tech: What's behind the US TikTok block?

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 14 March 2024

Technology correspondent Peter Griffin examines why the US House of Representatives has just passed legislation to ban Chinese-owned app TikTok and the repercussions it might bring from China. The bill must pass in the Senate, but if it does, TikTok owner ByteDance would be required to sell it within six months or face a ban from US app stores and hosting plaforms.

Peter will also update what's happening in Australia as Google moves forward with its publishing deal, even after Meta pulled out.

Peter Griffin is a Wellington-based science and technology journalist.