Is TikTok acting as a foreign agent?


We are uncompromising advocates of free speech and the First Amendment. But if TikTok, which is tied to the Chinese Communist Party, is spying then there is a legitimate area of concern.

(From The Washington Free Beacon)

To understand business in China, look to the demise of Neihan Duanzi, a popular joke-sharing app shuttered by authorities in 2018 for “indecent” content. Rather than protesting, the CEO of Neihan Duanzi-owner ByteDance, Zhang Yiming, issued a groveling apology for creating “content that goes against socialist core values” and failing to “direct public opinion in the right way.”

Four months after writing that “socialist core values are the prerequisite to technology,” Zhang introduced the U.S. version of TikTok, the popular video-sharing site used by as many as half of American teenagers.

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