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Why Does Congress Want to Ban TikTok?

CYBER

24-03-2023 • 45 mins

America is thinking about banning the most popular social media app in the world. TikTok has exploded in the past few years and whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny its huge influence.


Legislators in America are concerned about that influence, especially because of TikTok’s connections to China. On Thursday, TikTok’s CEO testified before the House’s Committee on Energy and Commerce and fielded questions about the app, its connection to China, and what it might be doing to America’s children.


It was a shitshow.


Motherboard’s Social Media Manager, Emily Lipstein, is on this episode of Cyber talking about.


Stories discussed in this episode:


Congress Shocked to Discover 10 Year Olds Check the ‘I’m Over 18’ Box Online


Banning TikTok Is Unconstitutional, Ludicrous, and a National Embarrassment


Follow Motherboard on TikTok to see the Congressional footage


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