Feb 23Liked by Kevin Xu

While you do list great legitimate concerns about TikTok, I feel many politicians in america have been influenced more by Meta’s campaign against TikTok, which I’m sad you didn’t document in this piece. It would explain why actual social media regulation policies have not been present, and instead simple bans on the product have been pushed in legislatures across the country



An opinion from AEI was quite clear cut into how TikTok is seen less as a indicator of industry problems and more of a scapegoat


The legitimate threat assessment is supposed to be done by CFIUS, but that doesn’t stop pundits from drawing their own conclusions


However, as you have stated, many of the national security claims seem weak, and federal judges have for now decided it wasn’t strong enough to last in court


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Thanks for quoting Pekingnology, Kevin! And a great read!

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