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The movement to ban TikTok continues to gain traction. Concerns include a destructive influence on children and the risk of spying by the Chinese government. What do you think? 

From The Daily Signal. “TikTok is a weapon being used to groom our kids,” says Chaya Raichik, creator of the popular Twitter account Libs of TikTok.

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Raichik joined lawmakers, policy experts, and parents Thursday outside the U.S. Capitol for a rally calling for Chinese-owned TikTok to be banned in America.

“Every single day in America, our children are under attack,” Raichik said, explaining that she has spent the past two years exposing content on TikTok that targets young people with pro-transgender messages.

Raichik’s Libs of TikTok account on Twitter republishes videos and other material from the Left.

“TikTok is designed to attract our impressionable youth, and groomers and predators know this and are using it to their advantage,” Raichik said while wearing a “Ban TikTok” T-shirt.

“Through TikTok, trans activists have a platform to groom children by telling them to cut off contact with their parents and offering them guidance on gender transition using harmful information,” Raichik said.

The Ban TikTok rally took place while TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and answered lawmakers’ questions regarding security concerns over the Chinese owned app.

Calls to ban the social media platform center around not only its harmful content, but concerns over the Chinese Communist Party’s access to personal user data. TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is headquartered in Beijing and is subject to Chinese law requiring companies to make data available to the government.

“China is the top national security threat to the United States, and they’re laughing at us,” Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., said during the rally, adding that China is “laughing at us while they use TikTok to destroy America’s youth with the support of [President] Joe Biden and the radical Left.”

In China, officials limit use of the Chinese version of the app to 40 minutes a day for children under age 14. But meanwhile, “American children waste countless hours a day … on videos fed by the Chinese Communist Party,” Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, said at the rally.

The fact that China is limiting the app’s use by children should be “the first indicator that TikTok is not safe and has no place in our country,” Nehls said.

About 150 million Americans have TikTok accounts, according to the social media platform. More than 30 states and the federal government have moved to ban TikTok from government-issued devises, citing security concerns.

Fully 67% of American teens are on TikTok, Kara Frederick, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Tech Policy Center, said at the rally. (The Daily Signal is Heritage’s multimedia news organization.)

“Sixteen percent of American teens said they are on TikTok almost constantly,” Frederick said. “Thirty percent of parents claim that their pre-teens, 9- to 11-year-olds, use this platform.”

“The next phase of teen despair, of children’s despair, is here and it’s delivered by a Chinese algorithm. We have to ban it today,” Frederick said.

Although calls continue for banning TikTok nationwide, Tiffany Justice, founder of Mom’s for Liberty, says parents can begin by banning TikTok in their homes today.

“The more of us that say no to TikTok in our homes with our kids, the better off the future of our country will be,” Justice said.

Should TikTok be banned? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Used with permission. From The Daily Signal. Photo Credit: May Gauthier on Unsplash)

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March 29, 2023

Course it should be banned as it has been proven to be spyware.. it’s not mean that all apps should be banned-, only those that are being used as Weapons against our country

Janet L Knapp
March 29, 2023

Although I agree that TikTok is a harmful app and a likely national security threat from China, I feel that allowing the government to ban apps goes down a slippery slope, leading to the national surveillance state gaining yet another precedent to censor Americans. I don’t know what the answer is to TikTok’s threat, but I strongly disagree with allowing our corrupt national government the power to surveil and censor Americans’ online activity.

March 28, 2023

Holy Spirit please protect us FROM a ban on Tic Tok that is really a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Guide people to simply ban Tic Tok in their own homes and protect their own children. Let people see that any ban by our government on Tic Tok in reality is a way to open the door to monitor and censor ALL of our communications. The devil is in the details and obvious in the actual words of the proposed legislation. Holy Spirit it is so hard to know the actual facts and intent behind what is quickly accepted as “truth”. Be our eyes and ears Holy Spirit and help us sift true facts from the clutter and noise.

March 27, 2023

Chaya’s children’s book to protect little ones, No More Secrets is excellent.

Darlene Estlow
March 27, 2023

Father, protect our children! Lead parents to understand and protect their children from TicTok. May our government officials see the harm of allowing the Chinese owned company to gather information on our citizens. I pray it would be banned.

David & Kathleen Gallo
March 27, 2023

Any social media site should be banned which is not under the U.S. supervision, with NO content being allowed from communist/socialist countries. It should have been a red flag when it was discovered the China does not allow their children to be on it! While they are repressive; they do not want their children harmed by the things they are sending to U.S. sites. They also do not allow any info. from U.S. sites to be allowed in China. Because we are a supposed free country, we have the freedom to choose what we look at; but it is our responsibility, along with the responsibility of parents, to guard our children’s minds. We have to close it down if we really love and care about our children!

Bill Johnson
March 27, 2023

Father, I pray that you will open the the eyes of parents and government leaders to the evils that this TikTok app brings to our children and this country! Let it be banished and that spot be filled with things that give you honor and glory and praise! In Jesus mighty name. Amen and amen!!


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