trump plans to ban tiktok in the us and the panic is looming
Trump has had enough of TikTok creators raining on his election parade.
The president was answering questions from the media and one of the things that he said while on Air Force One is that he plans to use an executive order to ban the social media app TikTok in the US as soon as Saturday. For many of the teens and adult who are part of the TikTok universe this comes as a major shock. The real panic of course are from the content creators who get fame and/or money from the app and they are already searching for VPNs to bypass the ban.
“Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that” is what Trump said about TikTok while on the presidential plane. If he follows through with this his election plans will end as fast as a TikTok clip.
Now the official line is that banning TikTok has to do with national security. The app is a Chinese organization though Microsoft is planning to take over the US operations. Other countries such as India have already implemented a nationwide ban on the app but users have also already worked their way around it. Personal infomation and metadata are valuable on the black market and many have claimed that malware make TikTok info vulnerable.
However the real reason for the possible ban is that TikTok has been used as a weapon to hurt Donald Trump's campaign. Users famously reserved most of the Tulsa rally tickets to ensure low turnout and again more recently at the North Carolina speech event. Also with all of the anti-Trump content on the app he probably thinks it will help clear the way for his own online propanganda...and lies.
Here is the response of many to this shocking news....
Vine coming out of the grave to save 2020 when Tiktok gets banned pic.twitter.com/Y41xNG1NrG— 🦋🌎⛈💕 (@Wuturrrr) August 1, 2020
I love TikTok. I’m not sure if Trump is serious. But Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all blocked in China so there is plenty of precedent for restricting apps based on data or economic concerns. I also think there will be a US-based TikTok-type service one way or another.— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) August 1, 2020
One of our Tiktok followers sent us this video of us calling Trump “boring.” pic.twitter.com/JDJ8hzPokz— The Good Liars (@TheGoodLiars) August 1, 2020
Trump is really out here banning TikTok instead of worrying about the 30 million Americans about to be homeless because of COVID... pic.twitter.com/KiuNJbO4BU— Maryssa ⁷ (@mxryssabih) August 1, 2020
Donald Trump says he wants to ban TikTok because of national security concerns. But is the real reason that he wants to silence @sarahcpr, who has become an Internet sensation with her mocking videos of his speeches? From @voguemagazine https://t.co/HlxLMgqKOI— stuart emmrich (@StuartEmmrich) August 1, 2020
American tiktokers opening their unemployment checks every end of month now that tiktok is getting banned in the US pic.twitter.com/0sbpsgxtzM— saeed (@ayymacarena) August 1, 2020
Trump says he's going to ban TikTok today via executive action.— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) August 1, 2020
Not sure how the president has that power -- and maybe that's something we should look into -- but, show of hands, how many think this is more about @sarahcpr than national security?
He gonna ban YouTube next?
TikTok kids who moved into hype houses w/ friends in LA returning to their parents home like pic.twitter.com/lSP3sIL78i— litquidity (@litcapital) August 1, 2020
yall r overreacting about tiktok kids coming to twitter and “ruining it” this app has white supremacists, adults who project their insecurities onto every joke they see, and ppl who say shit like “vibes can make u fly” for 100k likes, those kids literally cant make this app worse— first-mate prance (@bocxtop) August 1, 2020
A message to the TikTok community. pic.twitter.com/UD3TR2HfEf— TikTok (@tiktok_us) August 1, 2020
Above this a direct message from TikTok about the possible ban. Of course we will update this post if and when the President or the company takes action.