re: What are your thoughts on the TikTok ban and the related issues? VIEW POST


I haven’t made a decision one way or the other. I think as a free democracy it’s a fine line banning a private company enjoyed by millions for what “could” be.

However, I understand the concern. It does have potential for abuse and the US has consumer protection laws and regulation for a reason. The Chinese Communist Party pasted a law in 2015 that allows the CCP to obtain personal data from Chinese owned companies. That with the reported poor data collection practice TikTok allegedly engages in and the large number of users in the United States does open the potential risk for abuse by CCP.

More about the specific law “In 2015, China passed a National Security Law, which included a provision to give police the authority to demand companies let them bypass encryption or other security tools to access personal data” sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/...

I believe the way they said they would go about the ban would be to make it illegal to engage in business with the parent companies ByteDance and Tencent. Essentially US company’s would have to comply or run the risk of legal action.

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