Recently, Chinese-owned TikTok has been in the news due to growing bipartisan support to outlaw the well-known app.
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On December 13, a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators unveiled legislation that would outlaw TikTok nationwide. The following day, the Senate unanimously approved a new law that would have prohibited the program from being used on official computers.
One of the most vocal opponents of Entertainment Platform is Republican Federal Communications Commission member Brendan Carr, who focuses in particular on two national security issues involving the dominant Chinese Communist Party.
One of them has to do with all of this private, confidential, and non-public information that was accessible from inside Beijing. Don’t worry, none of this data is stored within China, TikTok employees assured Congress and authorities like me for years, according to Carr. “Well, during the course of the last summer, a shocking BuzzFeed News article revealed that those portrayals had been nothing more than gaslighting. Internal TikTok correspondence obtained by BuzzFeed News revealed that, in reality, “everything is seen in China.”
“The second is that once they get that, they may use it for campaigns, espionage, and international influence. In fact, Carr cautions, “we’re already observing that”.
Carr joins this episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to go at the pros and cons of a prospective TikTok ban in the United States, as well as how parents can keep their kids safe.