Yup. You heard that right.
The United States is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
Pompeo suggested the possible move during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, adding that “we’re taking this very seriously.”
Pompeo suggested that they want to do this to protect our data, national security, etc.
While he singled out Tik Tok, which is not even based in China anymore and does not need to hand over users data, in accordance with new Chinese laws that recently went into effect.
If you really think Trump cares about your privacy that much, let’s not forget about how the Tulsa Rally was sabotaged by teens on Tik Tok.
Now it makes sense right? Trump is once again moving to shut down outlets that are not kind to him. Just like how he targeted social media with an Executive Order after Twitter labeled his tweet.
Meanwhile, Trump supporters are kicking and screaming about how wearing a mask takes away their freedom. Call me crazy, but I firmly believe censoring the internet does more harm to freedom then wearing a mask.
Anyhow, if you believe Tik Tok and other social media apps from China pose a threat to national security – please remember that the government issues secured phones (and devices) to those that have access to the kind of information. If you have classified e-mails on your personal cell phone, or the phone your kids watch Tik Tok on, you are no better than Hillary Clinton, and I really hope you are not in a position that you have access to national security matters.