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Saturday, August 01, 2020

President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US. He told reporters he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday.

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Good luck with that. Poor Trumpy is still sore that the kids punked his Hate rally .

Revenge is not a very good policy.

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-01 11:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rumors are that Microsoft is interested in buying US TikTok.


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-01 11:47 AM | Reply

Watch Microsoft create a LinkedIn plugin for TikTok videos.

:cringe:

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-08-01 11:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

How dare they collect data on stupid Americans willing to give it to them!

Only domestic companies can do that!

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-01 01:07 PM | Reply

How can he ban TikTok?
When I was in China I could still VPN out to any site. How is the US going to build a better internet wall than China.

The US can't even take down piratebay.

Trump is a demented joke, like his cultists.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2020-08-01 01:57 PM | Reply

Good luck with that. Poor Trumpy is still sore that the kids punked his Hate rally .

Revenge is not a very good policy.

#1 | Posted by donnerboy

That's it in a nutshell. Donnie McScrooge getting back at kids.

Kids will be back in Trump's face in the time it takes Trump to spray tan his face

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-08-01 11:31 PM | Reply

Ban every thing we can emanating from the communist Chinese dictatorship.

#7 | Posted by willowby at 2020-08-02 12:28 AM | Reply

Ban every thing we can emanating from the communist Chinese dictatorship.

#7 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY

You planning on throwing out 80% of the stuff in your house?

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-02 12:56 AM | Reply

Nothing like small government allowing the free market to determine winners and losers.

And what about the billion other companies in China that have the potential same requirements from China as Tic Tac?... Is he going to ban them all of just the ones used to punk him and his followers?

If you don't want your info sold, stay off the internet.

#9 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-08-02 03:36 AM | Reply

Who cares?

This is Trump. Distracting Americans from Covid and the dead economy.

Oh no! Not TicToc! What will all the 14 year olds do?

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-08-02 03:49 AM | Reply

This is Trump. Distracting Americans from Covid and the dead economy. Oh no! Not TicToc! What will all the 14 year olds do? #10 | Posted by ClownShack

Pick up the Trump Virus at school, infect their parents and grandparents and then watch them die at home because there's no room at the hospital? As a bonus, maybe they'll get to watch the bodies progressively decay at home because our morgues are full? Could be some science credit in that.

#11 | Posted by censored at 2020-08-02 08:24 AM | Reply

It's about time. Tiktok has an anti-gay policy and is an arm of the Chinese intelligence.

#12 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-08-02 09:09 AM | Reply

Tiktok has an anti-gay policy #12 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT

Is that right? James Charles seems to do alright on TikTok with his 20 million followers.

#13 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-08-02 09:17 AM | Reply

"Could be some science credit in that."

See? There's always a silver lining.

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2020-08-02 09:36 AM | Reply

#13

Kind of TickTok won't recommend gay and "ugly" people videos to users. So someone like James Charles who has a following who will seek him out aren't hurt but rando gay kids will find they never get a following no matter how great their content is.

#15 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-08-02 10:10 AM | Reply

I'm just not woke enough to contribute on a Chinese data-mining service that has a history of content suppression based on bigoted policy. Maybe they have changed direction and are not an arm of military intelligence, then again I'm not their fifteen year old target audience.

#16 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-08-02 10:40 AM | Reply

Pardon me, not "audience" but "content provider".

#17 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-08-02 10:41 AM | Reply

Maybe Putin will let Trump will ban troop bounties next.

#18 | Posted by bored at 2020-08-02 10:44 AM | Reply

How to Tik Tack

twitter.com

#19 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-08-02 11:30 AM | Reply

following no matter how great their content is.
#15 | POSTED BY TAOWARRIOR

Good points. Charles already had a large following from YouTube and IG. If I were a TikTok influencer, the real move is to funnel those viewers to YouTube to monetize their subscribers/views, TikTok doesn't really benefit content creators.

#20 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-08-02 12:12 PM | Reply

This TikTok video reposted to YouTube is dedicated to DonnerBoy and RightoCenter:
"He's a marine."
m.youtube.com

#21 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-08-02 12:14 PM | Reply

No worries.

In November we will ban trumpism.

Remember Remember the 3rd of November...

The Ukraine treason and plot...

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-02 12:21 PM | Reply

By the way. Trumpy just got tik tok another million users.

Tik tok appreciates that.

Also don't think this is not about money.

Facebook wants to create their own version of tik tok and so it is in their interest to destroy their rival. Trump has a friendly relationship with Zuckerburg because Trumpy gets to spread misinformation thru Facebook still. There may even be money in it for Trumpy.

Also why did we start at tik tok? There are thousands of chinese apps and hardware that are also security risks.

But I bet it has nothing to do with security.

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-02 12:26 PM | Reply

Dream on dinner boy, China Joe has no chance. His dementia is so bad he cannot put two coherent sentences together. The DNC will choose a far left wing vp, and that will pretty much end it for demorats.

#24 | Posted by gtjr at 2020-08-02 12:32 PM | Reply

Thousands are dying daily, many are out of work, the economy is swirling down the bowl and Trump has a shiny new TicTok to distract.

#25 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-08-02 02:41 PM | Reply

#24 - All of the anti-Biden whataboutisms in one sentence. Putin would be proud.

#26 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-08-02 02:45 PM | Reply

Yup. Donnie will give up TikTok for some StifKok. Trump's first homosexual experience with his inspirational buddy Roy Cohn. Donnie has had his ass stretched out by many a men yet his followers bash LGBTQ. Remember trump had a decent sized Gay following in 2016. I guess trump is actually that a Bathhouse freak not Obama. Hahahaha

#27 | Posted by jvel777 at 2020-08-03 03:28 AM | Reply

The only way Trump can take down TikTok is by investing in it. Then it's guaranteed to fail and disappear.

#28 | Posted by jvel777 at 2020-08-03 03:30 AM | Reply

The DNC will choose a far left wing vp, and that will pretty much end it for demorats.

#24 | POSTED BY GTJR

You better rest up and have some covfefe. It's gonna be a long 8 years for you.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-03 01:07 PM | Reply

So... is any actual reason to ban Tik Tok? Or is it JUST that he is pissed off that they embarrassed him in Tulsa.

Yeah, they are owned by a Chinese company. But tons of other apps are as well. Did they actually do anything that warrants the US government banning them? Because the reasons I have seen given seem extremely weak, so it sounds like conservatives just being spiteful little snowflakes again.

#30 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-08-03 07:40 PM | Reply

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