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Generation Z Knows the Real Reason Trump Wants to Ban TikTok

It’s not just about the Chinese Communist Party — it’s about control over America’s youth.

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We are a virtual militia.

In sticking with the militia metaphor, we have a variety of figurative virtual bases in which we congregate and strategize. With the internet being so accessible, apps like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have provided a unique space for us, in that we can interact with other like-minded people around the world and feel less alone.

TikTok U.S. responds to Trump’s proposed ban (Source: Twitter)

“We’re not planning on going anywhere … and when it comes to safety and security we are building the safest app because we know it’s the right thing to do.”

— Vanessa Pappas, General Manager at TikTok U.S.

See, what Trump wants to do is be a sheer authoritarian. He wants all American citizens to believe that every decision he makes is for their benefit, as opposed to a part of his massive ego trip. He does things to “put America first,” which only hinders the United States from being an active player on the world stage. And it is in attempting to regulate free speech that he believes he can accomplish his goals, with American citizens being none the wiser.


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