Should the US Ban TIKTOK? Here’s Why Blocking It Isn’t a Good Idea.

Source: Cato Institute
by Jennifer Huddleston

“Social media app TikTok’s rapid rise in popularity has raised questions regarding the relationship of ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, to the Chinese government. Now, leaders on both sides of the aisle, including President Joe Biden, have called to ban or severely restrict Americans’ access to the popular app. Banning an app, however, could raise significant questions about the First Amendment rights of TikTok’s American users and affect far more than the ability to take part in the latest dance craze.” (03/13/23)