Friday, May 24, 2024

Tick Tock, The Clock Should Be Ticking On TikTok

When President Trump was in office he warned the American people about the social platform TikTok. He stated then that it was a national security threat that was directly connected to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Trump wanted to ban it from the U.S. however, in the end he ended up placing restrictions on it.

In all of his wisdom, when Biden took office he eliminated those restrictions. Biden surely had the same intel that Trump had, but his hatred for Trump combined with his apparent loyalty and ties to China overruled the one functioning brain cell he has. His narcissism once again has placed the American people in jeopardy.

On Sunday Mark Warner, Senator from Virginia and the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee admitted that Trump was correct.

“I think Trump was right, I mean TikTok is an enormous threat.”

“It is a massive collector of information, oftentimes of our children. They can visualize even down to your keystrokes. So if you’re a parent and you have a kid on TikTok, I would be very, very, concerned. All of that data that your child is inputting and receiving is being stored somewhere in Beijing.”

Warner continued:

“The second problem is that TikTok in a sense is a broadcasting network, and if the Chinese Communist Party and TikTok, at the end of the day, has to be reliant on the communist party. China law states that.”

The parent company of TikTok is ByteDance, which is connected to the Chinese Communist Party. TikTok is essentially a form of spyware that collects massive amounts of data from anyone using it.

Warner conceded that Trump’s warnings should have been heeded.

“As painful as it is for me to say, if Donald Trump was right and we could have taken action then, that would have been a heck of a lot easier than trying to take action in November of 2022. The sooner we bite the bullet the better.”

Warner then shared that the Justice Department is working on a solution, but admitted the effort is a “huge mountain to climb.”

Last year TikTok had over 100 million users in the U.S.