So you might have heard recently that President Donald Trump told reporters late Friday that he plans to ban the social media platform TikTok from the United States as soon as Saturday.
A ban would act as a political play to further pressure TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance to sell the app’s U.S. operations amid national security concerns about users’ personal data.
Microsoft has been leaked to be in a leading contender to buy.
“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One.“I have that authority…It’s going to be signed tomorrow.” He said he could use an executive order or emergency economic powers.
As a reaction to Trumps plans, the internet and twitter have spoken up and caused #tiktokban to trend today on twitter.
What will Gen Z do now for that internet money? #ripAddisonRae
Here are some of the highlights as of writing. Just know that putting this column together meant me scrolling through hundreds of TikToks (hope you enjoy at my peril):
Marques Brownlee @MKBHD
Lil Yachty @lilyachty
Addison Rae @whoisaddison
Something tells me that this won’t actually happen but then again no one actually thought Trump would win the election so anything is possible.
One thing for sure is their could be a lot of unemployed in LA if this actually ends up going through.
What do you think about Trumps attack on TikTok? Do you think this will actually happen? Let us know below