President Trump Ban TikTok!!

President Trump Ban TikTok!!

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America is fed up with apps like TikTok and other chinese spyware applications. It's a national security risk and a risk to our children. Below are examples from senators and news outlets for reference. 

Who owns TikTok?

"TikTok is owned by a Chinese company that includes Chinese Communist Party members on its board, and it is required by law to share user data with Beijing. The company even admitted it collects user data while their app is running in the background – including the messages people send, pictures they share, their keystrokes and location data, you name it. As many of our federal agencies have already recognized, TikTok is a major security risk to the United States, and it has no place on government devices."

-Senator Hawley

Senator Scott said, "The use of apps like TikTok by federal employees on government devices is a risk to our network and a threat to our national security, and I’m proud to join Senator Hawley to put an end to it. We should all be very concerned about the threat of Communist China, and I hope my colleagues will join me to implement this ban immediately and protect our national security."

-Senator Scott

Parents need to know!

TikTok, Visa make 'Dirty Dozen' list: Sexual exploitation watchdog group

The watchdog group included TikTok, one of the most popular apps for kids and teens worldwide, citing its "lack of moderation and meager safety controls."

"TikTok has facilitated a space for sexual grooming by abusers or potentially sex traffickers. These exploiters utilize TikTok to view minor users and either comment and/or message these minors, often requesting sexually explicit videos or pictures," NCOSE wrote on its website.

"TikTok has been focused on continually improving the quality and depth of our Trust and Safety team, bringing in deeply experienced leaders to tackle issues of safety for our users," a TikTok spokesperson told FOX Business. "We have also put numerous policies in place to protect users, and provided tools for both young people and parents to have greater control over their experience."

-Fox Business

Kids can be targeted by predators.
TikTok allows users to contact anyone in the world, and this comes with its own host of hazards. "Like any social media platform that has a direct message or commenting feature, there’s always the possibility that your child could be chatting with anyone, including strangers," Tatiana Jordan says. "TikTok is a platform that encourages performance, and many of its users are excited to showcase their talents. This can make it easy for predators to use flattery and compliments as a way into kids’ lives, making them feel special while putting them at ease."

-Parents

A group of advocacy organizations, led by Center for Digital Democracy and Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, filed a complaint and request for investigation with the FTC. They claim TikTok is breaking the terms of its agreement with the agency and violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

The groups claim that TikTok failed to destroy all personal information collected from users under 13 years of age and that the app currently has underage users whose parents have not provided consent. In fact, they argue that because TikTok doesn’t ask for contact information for a child’s parents, it has “no means of obtaining verifiable parental consent.”

-HollywoodReporter

Recently, India's government has banned TikTok and dozens more Chinese-made apps it says are a danger to the country. In a statement, it said the apps were "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".

Dear Members of Congress. Please take action. It's time to shut down not only TikTok, but any application posing a threat to our security and our safety. 

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