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Trump planning on banning social media platform TikTok

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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:19 PM
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In order to beat China, we must become China it seems.
Everyone beloved king Trump has decided to use his presidental authority to ban a very popular social media platform TikTok in order to stick it to China or some such.


During a flight from Tampa on Friday, the president told press pool reporters traveling on Air Force One he plans to ban the Chinese-owned social media platform from operating in the United States as soon as Saturday. In response, TikTok’s US General Manager Vanessa Pappas recorded a message saying, “We’re not planning on going anywhere.”


Yes, I know the comments already will be high fiving the censorship. Woohoo! Next, youtube and facebook..and anyone else who made fun of him.

Anyhow, for the few people with principles over partisanship left on here, whatcha think, cant anything be banned at this point with such a lameass excuse?

random source

Once Trump realizes China has access to the internet, I reckon he'll try to shut that down also (and by China, it really means anyone who is making fun of him).
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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:21 PM
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Wanted to also add that TikTok did respond basically telling trump to kiss their capitalist asses. Well done. That'll get the bootlicks angry, but who cares.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

I have some really good news, Microsoft is about to acquire TikTok.

Teens everywhere will still be able to post videos and make reservations to attend political rallies that they have no intentions of every going to.




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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:24 PM
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They are just going to sell it to a US company.



According to a media report on Friday (July 31), the technology giant Microsoft is in talks for an advanced round of acquisition of the US operations of TikTok while President Donald Trump has said that his administration will take this Chinese-owned The video app is considering a ban.

Trump told reporters at the White House, “We are considering Ticktock. Maybe we will ban TikTok. ” India has banned 106 Chinese apps, including TikTok and the move has been welcomed by both the US administration and lawmakers. Trump said in response to a question, “We can do some other things as well. There are several options. But in the meantime a lot of things are happening, so we have to see what happens. But we are looking at a lot of options in relation to TikTok. ”

The “Wall Street Journal” reported on Friday (July 31) that Indian-American Satya Nadella-led company Microsoft had already moved ahead in negotiations to acquire TikTok’s US business. The deal could be worth billions of dollars. The newspaper reported, “According to people with knowledge of the case, a deal may be completed by Monday and representatives from Microsoft, ByteDance and White House may be involved in the negotiations. Negotiations are possible and the deal may not happen. ”


TikTok ready to sell before being banned in America, talk going on with Microsoft


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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

Just to be clear, you're against ANY government official using ANY excuse to infringe upon the rights of individuals.

Correct?


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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:24 PM
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F**k China.
They're thieves.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

The CCP are much worst than just thieves.

I would start with murderers.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: SaturnFX

Just to be clear, you're against ANY government official using ANY excuse to infringe upon the rights of individuals.

Correct?

I am against government using their power to shut down an industry while leaving similar industries. TikTok, Youtube, etc..all social media is ultimately the same. a 10 second video on tiktok vs a 10 hour video on youtube...why close one down over the other.

might have something to do with it being used as a tool to troll his rally numbers at Tulsa

There is no public threat TikTok uniquely has over other platforms. This is simply Trump attempting to shut down criticism by shutting down entire platforms with executive order.


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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

The chinese aren't killing people, they are just harvesting organs to sell online from thier concentration camps. They're basically good people.

Just misunderstood.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
F**k China.
They're thieves.

Yes...ban all things chinese
Starting with iphones..just shut service off across the nation.
Next, most computers accessing the internet..
etc



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

Are you agaainst any politician infringing upon the rights of any individual or individuals?

It was a simple question.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: SaturnFX

originally posted by: IAMTAT
F**k China.
They're thieves.

Yes...ban all things chinese
Starting with iphones..just shut service off across the nation.
Next, most computers accessing the internet..
etc


So they're not thieves?


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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

Becaused one is being used as a phising tool to spy by the chinses government is what im hearing.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: SaturnFX

Are you agaainst any politician infringing upon the rights of any individual or individuals?

It was a simple question.

Have you stopped molesting your dog?

see how stupid that question is? yes or no doesn't cut it, does it?

How about this
I am against government banning anything not an immediate provable public threat. how about that?



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: Antipathy17
a reply to: SaturnFX

Becaused one is being used as a phising tool to spy by the chinses government is what im hearing.


Everything online could be used as a spy tool with code added.
Zoom is doing fine and they flat out have been caught....and far more dangerous than some teen doing the OK boomer video clip in regards to spying.

This has very little to do with the most flimsy cover story. This is vendetta.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:37 PM
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I am ok with it.
Social media is rotting people’s brains.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: RazorV66
I am ok with it.
Social media is rotting people’s brains.

So are conspiracy websites
you okay if the next Potus bans all alt-political websites due to brain rot?



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: SaturnFX

originally posted by: IAMTAT
F**k China.
They're thieves.

Yes...ban all things chinese
Starting with iphones..just shut service off across the nation.
Next, most computers accessing the internet..
etc


Al Gore invented the Internet...so America should control it.
So F**k China...and God Bless Al Gore.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: SaturnFX

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: SaturnFX

Are you agaainst any politician infringing upon the rights of any individual or individuals?

It was a simple question.

Have you stopped molesting your dog?

see how stupid that question is? yes or no doesn't cut it, does it?

How about this
I am against government banning anything not an immediate provable public threat. how about that?


Ahhh.

So you qualify it because you are for government banning, infringing if it's a public threat.




posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:42 PM
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There has been alot of talk that Tik Tok hlis taking too many liberties on phones. Or in other words, harvesting your data.

Since it's owned by a chinese company , the chinese government is probably sharing the data collected .

Im not sure banning it is the right path foward.

Just uninstall it if you don't want china to have your data.

It's not like the u.s. is better. The NSA is stealing everyone's data also.
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