On the menu today: Should the U.S. government ban TikTok from the phones of private U.S. citizens? You might be surprised by some of the voices who are either open to the idea or inching toward it. (You will probably not be the least bit surprised to know which members of Congress still have TikTok on their phones.) The question of how to respond to the threat TikTok presents — both geopolitically and morally — is going to set conservatives’ impulse to protect and the impulse to let adults make their own decisions in conflict. TikTok may well be so harmful, and so potentially dangerous, that the federal government must step in and say to tens of millions of Americans, “No, you’re not allowed to have this.”
The Clock Is Ticking on TikTok
Should the U.S. government ban TikTok from the phones of private U.S. citizens?
The U.S. has 113 million active TikTok users ages 18 and above, and a 2022 Pew Research Center survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 ...