Trump to ban TikTok

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  1. villox

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    Just your normal dictator deciding to unilaterally ban a social media platform.

     
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    Pesky Bill of Rights.
     
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    Ding Don bans Tick Tock.
     
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    New Trump tack? A Tik Tok tuck?
     
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    Look, TikTok might have very serious privacy ramifications, with Russian and Chinese entities harvesting massive amounts of data from all of the Gen Z users around the world, but especially here.

    If Trump were to put together a competent set of evidence as to why he was taking this position, he’d probably get more support than he has for a contentious issue in a while.

    Teens can de-platform and re-platform very easily. Remember Vine? Light abhors a vacuum, and TikTok filled that gap. So, despite the very obvious 1st Amendment concerns here, I think there’s room for a legit public policy argument here that is at least worthy of consideration.

    But Trump doesn’t care about any of that. He may not even know about any of that. All he knows is that people make fun of him there, and so he hastily announces unilateral activity quelling speech because the kids made him feel bad about himself. And he’s creating another facade to cover up for today’s embarrassment, no one showing up to see him in Tampa. As if he has absolutely nothing better to do.
     
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    Give tik tac the boot!
    Good riddance!
     
  7. villox

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    He also said he is against a US company acquiring its assets and running it separately. It was rumored yesterday that Microsoft was in talks to buy the US business. What justification would there be for this?
     
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    We talk about Biden's competence when we have a raving, mentally ill man leading this nation daily.
     
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    A boo-boo on his pinky, clearly.
     
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    Trump is now saying he'll approve the sale to Microsoft, but only if the federal government gets a cut of the action. What a deal maker he is. The WSJ article this morning has some pretty good quotes:

    "It is completely unorthodox for a president to propose that the U.S. take a cut of a business deal, especially a deal that he has orchestrated. The idea also is probably illegal and unethical,” said Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond.

    "This is an extension of Trump’s generalized view that he can micromanage the industrial sphere,” said Gary Hufbauer, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

    Mr. Hufbauer said Mr. Trump’s proposal reminded him of medieval kings who oversaw salt monopolies. “If you wanted to mine some salt, you put money into royal Treasury,” he said.

    "Trump often tries to prove how strong he is by taking novel and extreme positions,” said Alex Conant, a Republican strategist in Washington. “A lot of people in Washington may roll their eyes at Trump’s off-the-wall proposals, but we shouldn’t underestimate their simplistic appeal to many voters.”

    The White House referred questions on how a payment would work to the Treasury Department. A Treasury spokeswoman referred a reporter back to the president’s comments, and declined to comment further.
     
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    Just unreal.

    In other news, Trump yesterday said he has done more for Black people than Congressman Lewis. What a tool.
     
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    Perfect! He's gonna find out otherwise on election day.
     
  13. Fitzphile

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    You mean the Black people who didn't vote for him in 2016 won't vote for him in 2020?
     
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    They won't vote for him again but with more enthusiasm this time.

    Trump, now actively repressing the vote, claims he's done more for blacks than a heroic lieutenant of the Civil Rights movement that produced the Voting Rights Act. That claim will be put to vote on election day.
     
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    Actually, he has. And incredibly more than Lewis who either didnt bother or didnt have the juice.
     

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