Tick Tock…For TikTok? Trump Gives Huge Hint About Plans For Chinese Social Media App
(Tea Party 247) It may seem like nothing more than an annoying platform for teenagers to share videos of themselves dancing, but Chinese-owned TikTok is anything but innocent.
And were not just talking about putting teens at risk for online predation. Which is a valid concern as well.
No, TikTok is owned by a Chinese company and cybersecurity experts have long been raising concerns about the security of the foreign-owned app.
These concerns are all the more valid now that tensions between China and the US have never been higher as the fallout over the Chinese-based coronavirus continues.
In short, we cant trust the Chinese as far as we can throw them right now, and the last thing Americans need is to have every pop music-obsessed teenager giving Chinese spies access to their most sensitive data.
Youd think thats something anyone with half a brain could agree on but no, its 2020.
There is no doubt this will trigger a left-wing media meltdown, but what doesnt these days?
Late Friday, President Donald Trump told reporters that he will ban TikTok from the United States as soon as Saturday.
The president said:
As far as TikTok is concerned, were banning them from the United States. I have that authority Its going to be signed tomorrow.
Disrn explains that TikTok, the wildly popular short-form video social media platform, is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. Due to the iron grip the Chinese Communist Party has over all aspects of life in China, including business, it is believed that TikTok is likely funneling vast amounts of user data to the Xi Jinpings government, posing a significant national security threat. The company denies it.
Who do you trust?
POTUS, or Communist President Xi Jingping?
Thats what I thought.