A New York Times columnist came out and said that Trump may have been right about one of his major initiatives near the tail end of his Presidency: his signing of an executive order banning Tik Tok.
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The New York Times published an op-ed on Sunday and pleaded with the Biden administration to go after Tik Tok and restrict their ability to influence the American public because of it’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
“TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. And Chinese companies are vulnerable to the whims and the will of the Chinese government,” Ezra Klein wrote in a piece titled Tik Tok May Be More Dangerous Than It Looks.
Klein founded the progressive news site Vox and points out that Tik Tok is a hot social media now and that because of it’s popularity it poses an even greater threat to American security. Klein pointed out that it has “more active users than Twitter, more U.S. minutes watched than YouTube, more app downloads than Facebook, more site visits than Google.”
He continued, “There is no possible ambiguity on this point: The Chinese Communist Party spent much of the last year cracking down on its tech sector. They made a particular example out of Jack Ma, the high-flying founder of Alibaba. The message was unmistakable: Chief executives will act in accordance with party wishes or see their lives upended and their companies dismembered.”
Trump famously signed and executive order to begin the process of banning Tik Tok. He warned that China could weaponize Americans data using the app and use it as a propaganda tool within the United States.
Trump’s White House claimed that the social media company also censored content that the Chinese Communist Party considered politically damaging to them.
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What are your thoughts a New York Times columnist agreeing with Former President Trump on banning Tik Tok? Is he right?