Surprise: Senator Warner Says Trump Was Right About TikTok

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Dem Sen. Warner says ‘Trump was right’ about banning China’s TikTok, warns parents against letting kids on app

surprise surprise surpriseSen. Mark Warner, D-Va., says former President Donald Trump “was right” to go after the China-owned video-sharing app TikTok.

Warner made the comments during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, telling host Shannon Bream that the app represents a major threat to Americans’ privacy. He also warned parents against allowing their children to download the app on their phones.

“Well, I think Donald Trump was right. I mean, TikTok is an enormous threat,” Warner told Bream. “So, if you’re a parent, and you’ve got a kid on TikTok, I would be very, very concerned. All of that data that your child is inputting and receiving is being stored somewhere in Beijing.”

Warner is only the most recent in a series of U.S. politicians and officials to call for a crackdown on TikTok. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr called on regulators to ban the app in the U.S., and FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that it contributes to China’s status as the No. 1 thief of U.S. data in the world.

“China’s vast hacking program is the world’s largest, and they have stolen more Americans’ personal and business data than every other nation combined,” Wray told lawmakers last week, adding specifically of TikTok: “[Dangers] include the possibility that the Chinese government could use it to control data collection on millions of users or control the recommendation algorithm, which could be used for influence operations if they so chose or to control software on millions of devices, which gives the opportunity to potentially tactically compromise personal devices.”

For all Trump’s bombastic behavior, he was usually right. And he wasn’t the only one saying it. One of my favorite fun sites, Bored Panda, had a post years ago saying how dangerous it is. But, I’m not going to scroll back to find it, because BP keeps using TikTok posts. Wired says it’s a national security threat. The NY Times said it was dangerous (before taking the opposite view because Trump said it was dangerous). The FCC under Biden says it’s dangerous, especially for kids. Here’s VPN Overview, a site which is all about using VPN, for work, security, and to block

TikTok’s user base mostly consists of children and adolescents, which many consider to be vulnerable groups. This is a main reason for different authorities to express their worries. However, it isn’t just the youth that might be in danger from TikTok. From December 2019 onwards, U.S. military personnel were no longer allowed to use TikTok, as the app was considered a ‘cyber threat’. Privacy regulators from the EU also decided to study TikTok’s privacy policy, and even Reddit’s CEO harshly condemned TikTok’s practices.

VPNOverview took a close look at TikTok and included the most recent research in its analysis. The findings are disturbing. The privacy and security risks that come with TikTok are serious. So, what can you do to limit those risks as much as possible?

That’s right, the US military bans the use of TikTok.

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10 Responses to “Surprise: Senator Warner Says Trump Was Right About TikTok”

  1. But if TikTok had been banned, we wouldn’t have Libs of Tik Tok exposing just how stupid, and dangerous, the far left have become. The drag shows for kids, the ‘teachers’ telling us how they support homosexuality and transgenderism, much of that would be hidden.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Another right-wing terrorist killed at least 5 people in a LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs the other night. Typical young winger – saturated with hate, wearing body armor with an AR-15 semi-auto – wounded at least 18 others. A gay guy, described as a military vet, tackled him or he would have killed more.

      No doubt the murderer was groomed by the stupid and dangerous far-right Libs of Tik Tok.

      Keep up the good work, wingers.

      • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

        Pedo dowd, you closed minded bigot and hater. There is as of now no PROOF the shooter was a “right wing terrorist”, saturated by hate, groomed by Libs of Tik Tok or wearing body armor. YOU LIE!

        In fact it wasn’t even an AR-15 from what I’ve read. You are the type that would hang an innocent man because you get hysterical about everything. You should not be able to vote you are psychotic.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Pedo Lucifer,

          YOU LIE!! Where did you read it WASN’T an AR-15? And we didn’t propose to hang anyone you psycho.

          Of course, he was groomed by Libs of TikTok and other right-wing sites denigrating LGBTQ people. Connies are weak-minded and suggestible.

          Fascists like you always want to control who votes.

      • Dana says:

        Five people killed and 18 others wounded: sounds like a typical weekend in Philly!

        As is typical for the left, five dead homosexuals is a crisis to be used, but 464v dead Philadelphians, about 85% of whom are black, well that’s really nothing, because we just expect that in Kensington and Strawberry Mansion and North Philadelphia.

        Of course, while the Colorado Springs killer might not have been homosexual, and thus it’s a hate crime, in Philly the killers of so many Negroes are almost always black themselves, so we can’t say anything bad about the murders.

  2. Doom and Gloom says:

    A few VPNs are a wise choice. You get what you pay for. There are what is known as the 5 eyes and the 14 eyes which all share intel with each other. They can go to a VPN that is headquartered in any of those 14 countries and demand and receive intel on anyone using their VPN anywhere in the 12 eyes countries. If you are headquartered outside of the 14 eyes but have a server inside a 14-eye country you are still free from their prying eyes for the most part.

    For example, there are some excellent VPNs that are headquartered in the USA. That makes them about as secure as a blind man on a street corner in NY with a hat on the ground filled with 1000-dollar bills.

    Tik-Tok should be shut down but unfortunately, kids have jumped on the Tik-Tok bandwagon and it is an egregious evil website that puts anyone at risk using it. A vpn and good internet security, a chained router set up and Malwarebytes might actually keep you safe on the internet even visiting Tik-Tok.

    In short, choose a VPN that is not headquartered in any of the 14 eyes countries. NORD VPN is good. Express VPN is good. Both of these are not headquartered in any of the 14 eyes countries and vow an oath to never give your information to anyone.

    Express VPN is I think perhaps the BEST VPN on the market, though a bit pricey. Nord is good, slower than Express but much cheaper for the first two years. After the 2 years is up Express and Nord are the same price per year.

    Express VPN is headquartered in the British Virgin Islands where There are no data retention laws in the BVI. The BVI is an offshore jurisdiction renowned for privacy protection. This is in contrast to many European countries and Australia, which have laws requiring internet service providers to retain metadata related to their users’ internet activity.

    All data is wiped with every reboot, as VPN servers run on RAM only
    Servers never write to the hard drive, further minimizing data risk
    The entire software stack is reinstalled on every server at the startup
    We know what’s running on every server, with no inconsistencies

    VPNs are a must IMO if you use the internet. Not so you can do illegal things but to prevent data mining on your phone or computer. With a VPN it fools the Scripts running on every web page into not knowing what to do.

    I would also recommend Malwarebytes along with your normal Internet Security such as Nord or BitDefender. Malwarebytes catches bad websites that Norton misses and vice versa keeping your computer free from zero-day attacks and preventing your computer from being taken prisoner for a ransom.


    • Doom and Gloom says:

      Do not be afraid of using or downloading a VPN. They are simple…simple…simple. You click to download and it does everything. A box pops up and you pick a server in the USA or usually any one of 200 countries and click on it. With that click, your VPN is working because the software does the rest with you having to do nothing.

      The Good VPNs are simple enough for brain-deaders to use. I bet even the Walking Dead use them.

  3. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    One of the most despicable persons on the internet is you dowd. These poor guys were murdered by a nut and all you care about is pinning it on your political rivals. You sicken me. Get out of the leftist gutter long enough to appreciate there sometimes is some things more important than pushing your commie narrative.

    • The Liberal but not libertarian Elwood P. Dowd says:


      There are thousands of violent, right-wing nuts preparing to murder Americans they despise.

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