Heritage Tech Policy Expert Applauds New Policy Efforts to Thwart TikTok Threat

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Heritage Tech Policy Expert Applauds New Policy Efforts to Thwart TikTok Threat

Mar 5, 2024 1 min read

WASHINGTON—Heritage Foundation Tech Policy Center Director Kara Frederick released the following statement Tuesday applauding the introduction of the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act. This legislation delivers long-overdue protections to the American people from the Chinese Communist Party’s relentless attempts to surveil and influence our citizens. 

Frederick emphasized the importance of a full prohibition on TikTok in the U.S. marketplace:   

“With each passing day that TikTok remains operational in the United States, the Chinese Communist Party can gain further access to sensitive data on American citizens and continue to refine its ability to manipulate and exploit our population—particularly the next generation.  

 

“TikTok poses a grave threat to our national security. TikTok’s unchecked growth and infiltration into the fabric of our society will only make it more difficult to extricate ourselves and our children from its grip. We must confront this crisis head-on and immediately prohibit TikTok from operating in the United States. The Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act is a crucial step forward in this fight and will be a powerful tool in our arsenal to put an end to this noxious, CCP-beholden surveillance platform once and for all.” 

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