fujiJuice wrote on Mar 31, 2023, 18:03:
FloodAnxiety wrote on Mar 31, 2023, 14:22:
"offer a counter to it". You seem to think in terms of controlling people, rather than people controlling what they consume with the choices they make. I do not choose to watch Fox News, because it is blatantly corrupt.
Like I said before, it is real simple, if this isn't about fearmongering, then they can point to facts and pass laws that will apply to all media companies equally. Fearmongering in order to pass a law to give a branch of the government near unfettered control is the path to authoritarianism. You sir, may have fallen into an echo chamber of fear if you are on the side of banning a company for no reason other than FUD.
Perhaps we just treat all threats to national security the same...
You are acting as if China is a good faith participant on the world stage. Everything they do (as a nation) should be treated as if it is a current or future threat. In my opinion if you do not feel that way then you haven't been paying attention to their activities.
Once they open up their own country then they can get unfettered access to other markets. How about that?
You haven't given a reason why China should just be trusted.
You are acting like China runs TikTok. If I understand correctly, TikTok is a private company, and like most private companies, there is a board. And I believe China has a single seat on that board. Your hypothesis is that this single seat gives China the control they need to convince the rest of the bytedance board to run TikTok like a spy agency?
Rather than ask for evidence to support your hypothesis (that I won't receive), I'm going to suggest to you that you articulate what you fear they are going to do with TikTok. Explain what is the potential harm that you are afraid the Chinese Government will inflict upon the United States via TikTok? If you are able to articulate it, then I propose we find a solution that addresses that fear and apply it equally to all social media companies and/or all governments (especially our own).