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Odoreida

(1,549 posts)
Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:14 AM Aug 2020

Trump says he intends to 'ban' TikTok from the US

Trump says he intends to ‘ban’ TikTok from the US
https://nypost.com/2020/07/31/trump-says-he-intends-to-ban-tiktok-from-the-us/

President Trump on Friday night said he intends to “ban” the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok from operating in the U.S.

“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One.

The president said he planned to take action against the social media platform as soon as Saturday, according to a pool report of his remarks.

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No big loss, but there is the question of whether he has the authority.

Also, the USA isn't China so VPNs aren't illegal. So any such ban is not enforceable.
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Trump says he intends to 'ban' TikTok from the US (Original Post) Odoreida Aug 2020 OP
If he can, it signals a dangerous precedent liberal N proud Aug 2020 #1
Does he have an on-off switch for every piece of internet? C_U_L8R Aug 2020 #2
Eh. You take their toys away and they are going to throw a fit underpants Aug 2020 #3
the intent is the issue and we need to use this to motivate the young people to register and vote beachbumbob Aug 2020 #4
Sarah Cooper scares trump Gothmog Aug 2020 #5

underpants

(183,943 posts)
3. Eh. You take their toys away and they are going to throw a fit
Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:19 AM
Aug 2020

I’m just saying. People, even older people, like the tik tok. It’s fun with the dancing and stuff.
We are a bit conditioned to accept that our inform is just out there anyway so a lot of people aren’t going to get that it’s a big deal.

I’m just saying

 

beachbumbob

(9,263 posts)
4. the intent is the issue and we need to use this to motivate the young people to register and vote
Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:20 AM
Aug 2020

there is real world implications on what people in power can attempt to do that impacts your life

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