5 Reasons Why TikTok Will Be Banned
TikTok has been in the news going back to the Trump Administration. Similar to the game of “she loves me she loves me not” that we all played as children with daisy flowers–the White House has debated “ban TikTok or don’t ban TikTok.”Here are 5 reasons why TikTok should be banned:
1. Security Concerns
TikTok is owned by a Chinese company called ByteDance, which has raised concerns among some US officials about the possibility of user data being accessed by the Chinese government. While TikTok has denied that it shares user data with the Chinese government, some people may argue that the potential risk is too great to allow the app to continue operating in the US.
2. Content Moderation
TikTok has faced criticism for its handling of problematic content, such as hate speech and misinformation. While the company has made efforts to improve its content moderation policies, some people may argue that the app’s popularity among younger users makes it particularly important to ensure that harmful content is removed.
3. Addiction and Distraction
Some critics argue that TikTok, like other social media apps, can be addictive and distract users from more important activities such as work or school. Additionally, some studies have suggested that social media use can have negative impacts on mental health.
4. Copyright Infringement
TikTok has been criticized for its handling of copyrighted material, with some users allegedly uploading videos that feature copyrighted music or other content without permission. Some creators and rights holders have argued that TikTok’s policies do not do enough to protect their intellectual property. TikTok along with SnapChat, Instagram, and other outlets are seen as the primary reason on why Teenage suicides are dramatically up.
5. Nationalism and Patriotism
Some people may argue that TikTok, as a Chinese-owned app, is a threat to US nationalism and patriotism. They may argue that the app promotes Chinese culture and values over American ones, and that its continued presence in the US could have negative impacts on national identity.
Should the U.S. ban TikTok? What are your thoughts? In the coming weeks, I’ll cover 5 arguments for why TikTok should not be banned.
The above is the opinion of Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman