China’s TikTok App BANNED by US Lawmaker


As the human race continues to move more and more of our lives into the digital dimension we’ve created right beside us, we mustn’t let our guard down; there are new wolves on the world wide web to be wary of.

This is the first time in the history of our modern civilization that we’ve had a tool like the internet, that allows us to type any little phrase we can think of into a thin box, press “enter”, and receive information back about that subject.  And it’s the first time that we’ve been able to communicate globally in a matter of mere seconds.

This is powerful, powerful stuff, and the folks working on the back side of it all aren’t entirely good guys, either.

Take China, for example, who is using their ultra-popular video sharing app TikTok to spy on American users – many of whom are children.  Now there are even concerns that the way TikTok feeds information back to our kids could be skewed by Beijing in order to negatively influence their American users.

It’s high tech brainwashing, nothing less, and at least one US Governor is taking a stand.

TikTok is now an app non grata on state-owned and state-leased devices in South Dakota. Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order Tuesday blocking use of the popular social media app, the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader reports. TikTok downloads and use of the app or the TikTok website are now banned on state devices used by state employees, contractors, and agencies.

The Governor was full abreast of the situation.

Noem’s office said the move came “in response to the growing national security threat posed by TikTok due to its data gathering operations on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party,” reports Fox Business. Earlier this year, House lawmakers were urged to avoid using the Chinese-owned app because of potential security issues and concerns about how it handles data.

The idea of banning TikTok nationally was floated by former President Donald Trump, but was dropped after the app’s parent company vowed to adjust some of their practices.