Montana lawmakers have proposed a statewide prohibition on TikTok due to national security concerns regarding the app’s connections to China.
President Joseph Biden has not formally declared that he will run for reelection in 2020. He just keeps implying he will. In the meantime, his team is assembling a team of TikTok and social media influencers to encourage young people to vote for him in 2024. Yes, the same platform Congress is trying to ban.
Even if you feel that governments should not be in the business of outlawing popular communication technologies, the specifics of the government’s agenda to remove TikTok from the United States should cause you to worry. Politicians, predictably, are leveraging suspicions that the popular social media platform is spying for the Chinese government to propose sweeping legislation that threatens to harm far more than just one app.