The Biden administration demands that TikTok be sold, or risk a nationwide ban

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The Biden administration demands that TikTok be sold, or risk a nationwide ban

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Not so sure with this one but its rife with political favoritism.
The Biden administration is demanding that Chinese-owned TikTok be sold, or the popular video app could face a ban in the U.S., according to a TikTok spokesperson.

Whether federal officials have given TikTok a deadline to find a buyer remains unclear. Regardless, it is a major escalation by White House officials who have grown increasingly concerned about the safety of Americans' data on the app used by more than 100 million Americans.

It is the first time the Biden administration has explicitly threatened to ban TikTok. President Trump attempted to put TikTok out of business, but the actions were halted by federal courts. The new demand from U.S. officials will almost certainly be met with a legal challenge from TikTok.
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Seems pretty ironic to me that the United States, a country that loves to critique Chinese Internet Censorship, is themselves planning a nationwide ban on a particular social media. If they really cared about users' data, they wouldn't be honing in on TikTok and would maybe show some concern regarding our homegrown data harvesting centers. As usual its just more sinophobia.

That being said, I definitely won't miss TikTok if it goes. :wink: If it DOES actually go, anyway.
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Update the leader of Tik Tok goes to Congress.
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It's okay when we do it via the NSA spying on all of us and hoarding zero-days to use in cyber warfare. But when someone else does it? No! Gotta ban those bad actors!

Also, Vine was the western version of TikTok and it fell apart. We tried and failed. What would selling it do?
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Considering that American social medias are generally banned in China, this "I can be petty back" attitude on Tiktok is not particularly surprising. It's just soft power politics.

I have no love for Tiktok, but I am worried where exactly would the users move to if they had no access to the app anymore. It's not like people will suddenly stop wanting to watch videos.
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kazewa wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:37 pm I have no love for Tiktok, but I am worried where exactly would the users move to if they had no access to the app anymore. It's not like people will suddenly stop wanting to watch videos.
I can see copycats crop up to try and take advantage, but I don’t see them succeeding.

Maybe it will make many feel liberated and realise how addicted they were. That’s what I was like when Facebook had a huge outage for a day or two a few years ago, and I guess it set a path of me to eventually quit social media altogether.
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Cobra! wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:23 am
kazewa wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:37 pm I have no love for Tiktok, but I am worried where exactly would the users move to if they had no access to the app anymore. It's not like people will suddenly stop wanting to watch videos.
I can see copycats crop up to try and take advantage, but I don’t see them succeeding.

Maybe it will make many feel liberated and realise how addicted they were. That’s what I was like when Facebook had a huge outage for a day or two a few years ago, and I guess it set a path of me to eventually quit social media altogether.
That would be the best case scenario. Despite Instagram trying to imitate Tiktok, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that most Instagram users don't actually spend that much time with the reels.
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https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/why ... y-concerns

Here is Further Analysis on the Tik Tok Ban. I happen to agree with this.
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiktok-accus ... 00891.html




Here is more on Tik Tok and political rantings that go with it.

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