Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 31, 2023, 15:35:
Beamer is any politician arguing your position? ie.. the reason to ban them is the influence they do or can have, not they will give the data to China?
The idiots have always been there, it is just that modern technology has given people the ability to reach them easily. Which I would agree is a problem. But I think it is a "the cat is out of the bag", "the horse is out of the barn" problem. Even if Tiktok was banned, ignoring the fact VPNs will solve that issue, those idiots will find someone to lead them astray anyway. Whether is 4chan, social truth, whatever.... said it before, and I'll say it again now -- I am very glad I am 60 and not 20, because things are not going to get better soon.
Yup. "They are also worried that China could use TikTok’s content recommendations for misinformation"https://archive.is/Ktbjj
But not many. Keep in mind, The idiots overseeing this were the ones asking if it could use WiFi.Chinese use of data has been a concern before.
But they could learn a lot more from Grindr than TikTok.
I think algorithms in social media have proven very destructive as a whole. If anyone has a kid, ask them to see their TikTok FYP. Open the app new, then scroll through 10 or 20 videos. I think you'd be surprised.
If TikTok disappears, the kids will all flock to instagram, or something new. I just think it's slightly better to have an algorithm greedily giving misinformation than one intention. But only mildly so.