Ban Tiktok?

It seems that some states and some in our Federal government want to ban TikTok in the USA. As you probably know, TikTok is a Chinese-owned company. I was unsure how I felt about this. After wandering around the internet collecting opinions about banning TikTok, I decided that I am against banning it. Why?

  1. This is an excuse to allow government more power to monitor and control social media platforms.
  2. We already have laws that could deal with TikTok, if they are doing something illegal.
  3. How is what TikTok purported doing different from U.S. laws that force Twitter, Facebook, Apple or Google to turn over user data to the DOJ/FBI?
  4. The difference (see point 3) is that the U.S. government can’t control content on TikTok.

What do you think?


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6 Responses to Ban Tiktok?

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    The part that bothers me is that the info goes to China. And, also, they put garbage on TikTok that affects children’s minds.

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    • Stella says:

      I understand what you are saying, because I was originally thinking that way too.

      There’s plenty of garbage all over the internet (you should see some of the shocking things on Twitter), and I think it is the responsibility of the parents to control what their children watch, not the government. Our government is doing the same thing as the Chinese. Make people aware of it (I think most already are) and let them decide whether or not to use the app. Just my opinion. When government tells us they want to do something for our own good, I think we should be wary of it, because they always take it too far. Think Homeland Security. And TSA. Now they are trying to sneak back in with the Disinformation Governance Board.

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      • Reflection says:

        No outright government ban on Z**m, which provided a great deal of information from public, private and corporate sources. No ban on the wholesale transfer of technology that is regularly provided in the course of business. Selective outrage.

        Stella and Sharon make good points.

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  2. Sharon says:

    Thanks, Stella. Yup – the lack of enforcement of current laws has never been solved, as far as I can see, by writing yet more laws with some kind of specific intent….and they won’t be enforced either, unless it suits somebody to enforce them.

    Completely agree with your points about parenting. The biggest problem over the last 40-50 years is not “bad parenting” but complete lack of parenting….and giving the government yet more control to do the parenting is no solution.

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    • Reflection says:

      What campaign would be successful in making T T fall out of favor?
      What company could take over the market by making something domestic that was as fun and easy to use?

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  3. Reflection says:

    No ban on Zoom, which has provided a great deal of information also. Nor any outcry against the transfer of technology that has gone on for years. Selective outrage.

    Stella and Sharon are making very good points.

    Liked by 1 person

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