No TikTok for you!

foodonastump

My kids are flipping.

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Kathy

And the administration warns more Chinese-made equipment or apps are in its crosshairs.

Since Trump says it could be used for espionage Does that mean Ivanka’s proposed Chinese voting machines will be banned too?


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blfenton

India has already banned it after a clash with Chinese troops at the Himalayan border where Indian soldiers were killed.

Pompeo says it's for security purposes while trump says it's to pay China back for covid19. Wells Fargo has told their employees to delete tik tok (can they do that?) and Australia is considering it as well.

I figure something else will replace tiktok


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batyabeth

pay china back for covid? Huh? The concept is ludicrous. Sheesh

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HU-274840647

I call that a win for Sarah Cooper.

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Joaniepoanie

Nah...trump’s hoping to have more rallies and doesn’t want the tik tok kids to scoop up the tickets like they did in Tulsa where 2/3 of the arena was empty. With trump, it's always about HIM or his pocketbook.

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queenmargo

Of course the left will fight for TikTok, lol lol lol

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

Me no want or need tictoc, nor any app for that matter.

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blfenton

I wanna be able to dance like Tammy! You go girl.

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Kathy

TikTok has too many young anti-Trumpers. Supposedly they bought up the tickets to his rally and didn’t show up.

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cattyles

🙌

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socks(10a)

When the weather cools, they can sit around the outdoor fire ring watching that trash go up in a blaze.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

trump is POing the young crowd who can vote for the first time, don't mess with their tik tok.....it's the sound of trump's clock winding down....

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olliesmom

dandy, "she's" a suburban mom???

I've enjoyed some of the tik Tok's but we have to do what is good for our country.

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Marigold

"I've enjoyed some of the tik Tok's but we have to do what is good for our country."


The timing of this makes me wonder if the motivation is to protect the country or to protect the President. Sarah Cooper is a Tik Tok celebrity, and certainly those Tik Tok kids made him look foolish in Tulsa. His sudden announcement makes me wonder.

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queenmargo

More CHINA sympathizing....

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queenmargo

Anyone know what TIK TOK stands for? I know nothing of this site, but the name sounds like our time is running out......

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queenmargo

CHINA brought us TIK TOK and CHINA brought us the virus..... hmmmmmm. tick tock- tick tock.........

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matthias_lang

More China sympathizing.


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blfenton

Yep, lots of trump wars with China unless it hits them in the pocketbook. How many patents does Ivanka have with China now? 16 or 20, if not more, I'm losing count.

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Nana H

"More CHINA sympathizing...."

I don't see any sympathizing but apparently it's OK to put millions of dollars into Chinese hands, ..after all, business is business. Since September Trump properties have bought 8 tons of furniture etc from China........two tons just two months ago.

"shipment of two tons of wooden and glass showcase cabinets arrived
at the Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles from Shanghai just two
months ago. Meanwhile Trump has increasingly gone after China for the
country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump tweeted about the
“incompetence of China” and accused them of “mass Worldwide killing” two
days after the cabinets arrived in LA.

Trump has said he left the running of his business empire to his sons
when he became President but did not completely relinquish control of
the companies in which he still has stake, and it is unclear how much of
a role, if any, he plays in the day-to-day business.

Imports to Trump’s properties are at odds with the economic nationalism of his “Make America Great Again” slogan."

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/07/21/president-trump-blasts-beijing-in-public-but-privately-trump-org-imports-tons-of-chinese-goods/


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Kathy

The Trump’s have over 100 trademarks with China. Ivanka was granted 18 in 2 months alone.

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elvis

Tik Tok certainly doesn't sound like a very nice place:

Cyberbullying

As with other platforms,[90] journalists in several countries have raised privacy concerns about the app, because it is popular with children and has the potential to be used by sexual predators.[90][91][92][93]

Several users have reported endemic cyberbullying on TikTok,[94][95] including racism.[96] In December 2019, following a report by German digital rights group Netzpolitik.org, TikTok admitted that it had suppressed videos by disabled users as well as LGBTQ+ users in a purported effort to limit cyberbullying.[97][98] TikTok moderators were also told to suppress users with "abnormal body shape", "ugly facial looks", "too many wrinkles", or in "slums, rural fields" and "dilapidated housing" to prevent bullying.[99]


User privacy concerns

Privacy concerns have also been brought up regarding the app.[100][101] In its privacy policy, TikTok lists that it collects usage information, IP addresses, a user's mobile carrier, unique device identifiers, keystroke patterns, and location data, among other data.[102][103] Web developers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk claimed that allowing videos and other content being shared by the app's users through HTTP puts the users' data privacy at risk.[104]

In January 2020, Check Point Research discovered a security flaw in TikTok which could have allowed hackers access to user accounts using SMS.[105] In February, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman criticised the app, calling it "spyware," and stating "I look at that app as so fundamentally parasitic, that it's always listening, the fingerprinting technology they use is truly terrifying, and I could not bring myself to install an app like that on my phone."[106][107] Responding to Huffman's comments, TikTok stated "These are baseless accusations made without a shred of evidence."[102] Wells Fargo banned the app from its devices due to privacy and security concerns.[108]

In May 2020, the Dutch Data Protection Authority announced an investigation into TikTok in relation to privacy protections for children.[109][110] In June 2020, the European Data Protection Board announced that it would assemble a task force to examine TikTok's user privacy and security practices.[111]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TikTok

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Iris GW

I doubt that Tik Tok is any worse than Twitter when it comes to cyberbullying (Trump is a prime example, Melania take note) and there was even a hacking issue with Twitter recently.

Hopefully Trump's Administration has done due diligence on whether Tik Tok is a national security risk vs. this just being his usual revenge ploy.

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blfenton

Tik Tok - no different than facebook, instagram or twitter when it comes to cyberbullying.

Perhaps Melania should get on that while she's redesigning the tennis pavilion. Oh, I wonder if any of the supplies have come from China.

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katrina_ellen

Tik Tok, Boom! I think this has everything to do with their goal of domination thru AI. Collecting data is the goal I believe.

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Iris GW

Oops, he changed his mind already. That was quick.

President Trump gave the go-ahead for Microsoft to pursue an acquisition of TikTok, in his first public comments about the popular Chinese-owned video app after he had threatened to ban it from the United States entirely.

Speaking at the White House on Monday, Mr. Trump said that TikTok would shut down on Sept. 15 unless Microsoft or another company purchased it. He added that the U.S. Treasury Department would need to receive a lot of money in return for the deal, without explaining how that would work.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/03/technology/trump-tiktok-microsoft.html

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Ziemia(6a)

Lots of Trump reversals lately. He's caving to a lot of Dem demands..... as well.

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lurker111

Never heard of them.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

^^^ You know them as "crats"


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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

He added that the U.S. Treasury Department would need to receive a lot of money in return for the deal, without explaining how that would work.

———

SOCIALISM!!!

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HU-274840647

This is an administration that Uses the president for his comedic distraction as the GOP works behind the circus tent on its right wing agenda. Check what Pompeo is saying, have look at Kushner while we LOL at the orange non genius’s antics.

Funny

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Cookie8

This is priority right now? TikTok?

That's messed up.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

Cookie, in itself TikTok might be a priority. If there is credible reason to believe that it’s a Trojan horse that makes it extremely important.

It’s also important symbolically in my opinion. Here we see the government intentionally restricting people’s access to a form of communication that they want to choose, and they are choosing this platform specifically to criticize government leaders in many cases. Removing access to this form of speech is censorship, plain and simple.

The USA doesn’t tolerate this from nations where we are trying to “install democracy” so how can the US government possibly expect Americans to tolerate it domestically?

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Cookie8

"Cookie, in itself TikTok might be a priority. If there is credible reason to believe that it’s a Trojan horse that makes it extremely important."

Did you see the testimony with Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google the week before? They all testified that it's all a-ok with China and they all said they don't believe China stole anything from them. We all know the US companies stole from other countries.


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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

I don’t give a rat’s behind about corporate piracy. Free market, capitalism, they can take their chances, rah rah rah.

What I care about is user info being siphoned off and used by a foreign government or sold. If there was credible reason to believe that is happening I would want the government to look into it.

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Cookie8

"What I care about is user info being siphoned off and used by a foreign government or sold. If there was credible reason to believe that is happening I would want the government to look into it."

You're probably right and every government should probably be only allowed to spy on its own citizens.

Re: The Patriot Act.

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Cookie8

I also believe the upcoming mass unemployment is waaaay more important. I really worry about what is to come for many people.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

“You're probably right and every government should probably be only allowed to spy on its own citizens.”

I’m not sure if you’re implying that I think the government is justified in spying on its citizens but I’ll state (again) that I’ve never supported the Patriot Act and I’ve always thought it dangerously infringes on Americans’ freedoms. I am extremely concerned about the statements that are being made about Microsoft acquiring TikTok in association with a connection to the department of defense.

Optimally the government would be able to walk and chew gum at the same time; a domestic challenge shouldn’t interfere with its ability to handle a hypothetical foreign threat.

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Cookie8

"I’m not sure if you’re implying that I think the government is justified in spying on its citizens "

Nope. Never had this conversation with anyone here. Just cynical of a governments intention.

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ohiomom

Dandy I would like it twice if I could!

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Joaniepoanie

Last week Tik Tok was a national security threat, now it’s about the administration getting in on the Microsoft deal—huh? What it’s really about is the Tik Tok kids scooping up rally tickets.

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