I’m an old dog ….
I do NOT go on the TikTok social media site…
Over 100 MILLION American’s are signed into the network…
Most of those are younger that me and most of the leaders in Congress….
While they and US Intelligence community ARE worried about Chinese Government backdoor access the site’s data?
As a mater of fact?
The idea of ‘banning’ TikTok (Is that actually possible?) would NOT make the vast majority of them happy….
And some of those NOT happy DO vote…
Congress already banned TikTok from government devices in December, but lately it has seemed poised to go a step further. In early March, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill that would allow the Biden administration to ban foreign companies it considers a national security risk (read: TikTok), and this week House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that the chamberwould be advancing legislation to restrict the app. And it’s not just Congress that’s targeting the app — bills banning TikTok have been sweeping through state legislatures this year as well.
Polling suggests the American public generally supports these proposals. A YouGov/Yahoo News poll conducted March 16-20 showed that a majority of American adults supported a nationwide ban on TikTok, with 53 percent in favor and 25 percent opposed. A Quinnipiac poll conducted March 9-13 found slightly more opposition (42 percent) but still a plurality (49 percent) in favor. While these polls didn’t ask about the specific bills that have been proposed in Congress, the general sentiment seems to favor a ban.
Among younger Americans, though, these proposals are not very popular. According to a recent Washington Post poll, adults ages 18-34 are the most opposed to a nationwide ban on TikTok, with only 28 percent in favor, 40 percent against and 34 percent unsure. And in that Quinnipiac poll, 63 percent of adults in the same age range opposed a ban, almost the exact opposite of the 60 percent of adults age 65 and over who favored one….
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