The offering of services by social media companies to high-ranking CCP officials is restricted by legislation.
If a bill proposed by Republicans in the House passes, it will make it unlawful for large technology companies to host top Chinese Communist Party leaders on their social media platforms.
House Republican Study Committee member Brian Mast of Florida, together with committee chairman Jim Banks of Indiana, committee chairman Joe Wilson of South Carolina, and co-sponsor Representative Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin, is leading the charge to “hold China and Big Tech accountable.”
The “China Social Media Reciprocity Act” would sanction social media providers if the president of the United States could not certify to Congress that the Chinese government and the CCP had “verifiably removed prohibitions on officials from the United States from accessing, using, or participating in social media platforms in China.” The restrictions in question would preclude US officials from accessing, using, or engaging in Chinese social media networks.
People and entities on the Specially Designated Nations List, as well as officials and other entities from the People’s Republic of China, would be unable to use social media networks.