What a crime?! They say it gathers data, which TikTok proved false. They say your fridge is spying for evil Chinese ! What next? Does Google not gather data?
from thefreeonline on 2nd March 2023 info from Banned News Agency
The White House Office of Management and Budget issued guidance on Monday giving all federal agencies 30 days to wipe TikTok from employees’ devices. Mandated by Congress, the move follows similar guidance by the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and the State Department, all of which cited alleged data harvesting by the Chinese-developed app.
Young people turning to TikTok for health information/ – study.. Millions of millennials and Generation Z members are using social media to seek out information on health conditions, according to a new study in the US, UK, Germany, China and Japan….One third, or 33% of Gen Z members – those born between the late 1990s and early 2010s – use apps including TikTok to discuss illnesses…
“How unsure of itself can the world’s top superpower be to fear a favorite app of young people like that?” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning told a press briefing on Tuesday.
Overall, that survey found that some 20% of Americans seek advice on TikTok before seeing a medical professional. When asked about the reasons, 37% pointed to accessibility, while over a third said it was about affordability.
More than a billion people worldwide use TikTok every month, and the video-sharing platform is currently the most-downloaded social media app in the US, according to analysis from SimilarWeb. Accusations of espionage have dogged its developer, ByteDance, since its international launch in 2017, and the Trump administration mulled a national ban in 2020.
European Commission bans TikTok Employees of the EU’s executive body reportedly have until mid-March to delete the app from their devices, explaining the move as necessary to obey their superiors in Washington.
The Chinese government and TikTok have repeatedly denied using the app for surveillance or intelligence-gathering purposes.
The Canadian government announced on Monday that it too would ban TikTok from government devices, and both bans came several days after the European Commission ordered its employees to uninstall TikTok from work devices.
Anti-China Rhetoric Is Off the Charts in Western Media.. Left ignored is the plentiful evidence that shows China is not a global threat – even if one can point to mistakes and overreach in certain areas. China has not invaded any country in decades, or imposed sanctions that have devasted the lives of millions.
How and why China is a threat is never explored; it is now acceptable for one to be racist about the Chinese in Western media, everything must be done – even illegal and unfair methods – to arrest the rise of China. Never mind the rights of hundreds of millions of Chinese to have a better life after a century of poverty and deprivation.