New York Times Columnist Admits Trump Was Right About Chinese-owned TikTok

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New York Times Columnist Admits Trump Was Right About Chinese-owned TikTok

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New York Times columnist Ezra Klein just said those three magic words, “Trump was right.”

In a Sunday op-ed, Klein urged the Biden administration to restrict TikTok’s ability to influence the American public due to its ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Fox News reports:

“TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. And Chinese companies are vulnerable to the whims and the will of the Chinese government,” Times’ columnist Ezra Klein wrote.

He added, “There is no possible ambiguity on this point: The Chinese Communist Party spent much of the last year cracking down on its tech sector. They made a particular example out of Jack Ma, the high-flying founder of Alibaba. The message was unmistakable: Chief executives will act in accordance with party wishes or see their lives upended and their companies dismembered.”

“TikTok, as we know it today, is only a few years old. But its growth is like nothing we’ve seen before. In 2021, it had more active users than Twitter, more U.S. watch minutes than YouTube, more app downloads than Facebook, more site visits than Google,” he wrote.

In 2020, then-President Trump signed an executive order to begin the process of banning TikTok. Trump’s White House warned that China is easily able to weaponize Americans’ data using the app and that the People’s Republic of China can weaponize TikTok to spread propaganda.

When Biden took office he replaced Trump’s executive order with his own but The Times’ columnist admits that Biden’s order failed to address the many ways China could weaponize the platform.

“The social media platforms that hold and shape our attention need to be governed in the public interest. That means knowing who’s truly running them and how they’re running them,” Klein wrote. “On this, Donald Trump was right, and the Biden administration should finish what he started.”



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Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
13 days ago

Again, PRESIDENT TRUMP was right!! We have to STOP the dems/COMMUNIST!! They are the party of LIES, along with msm and big tech. bid en, is the head of LIES, this is proven, but he does not care, he blames “ultra MAGA” on his failures, and what the hell is wrong with MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN?? Why do those 4 words strike such terror with bid en and his ENTIRE COMMUNIST REGIME?? Just saying…

Madeleine
Madeleine
13 days ago

Here is South Africa, all teh kids are on Tic Toc all day long (when not studying) And its not kids alone , many local people do too?????Social media pushed the bible inot the back ground which was always the aim

Madeleine
Madeleine
13 days ago

Sorry typos! The Bible

GFYPelousyFJB
GFYPelousyFJB
12 days ago

This administration is hell bent on giving the U.S. to the Chicoms! They are Bidiot’s masters, and hold many purse strings to the oober corrupt Bidiot family! Slow-Joe and Obumble 2.0 have no other choice!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
10 days ago

Truth hurts, and the sweet taste of croe!!!!
I love it. Good thing I hear that croe has little calories.

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