China Is Campaigning To Stop The TikTok Ban

Recent developments reveal a concerted effort by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) state media to propagate dubious narratives aimed at securing CCP control over TikTok. This maneuvering extends beyond traditional boundaries, as certain politicians, buoyed by significant donations from specific sources, echo these narratives.

In a startling twist, it has been disclosed that Vivek Ramaswamy, a prominent Republican advocate for TikTok, has reportedly been a recipient of substantial financial backing from Jeff Yass, a billionaire investor in the platform.

The supposed timeline reveals a suspicious correlation between Yass’s donations to Ramaswamy and the latter’s shifting stance on TikTok, from initially considering its prohibition to later defending it ardently.

The involvement of CCP propagandists and their stark warnings about the fate of TikTok if it were to fall under US control raise pertinent questions. The stark ultimatum posited by a former editor-in-chief of CCP state media—that it’s either TikTok remains with ByteDance or the platform will be shut down—underscores the gravity of the situation.

Such statements hint at deeper motivations beyond mere profit, suggesting ByteDance’s allegiance lies elsewhere, casting it as a tool of foreign influence rather than a conventional profit-driven tech entity.

Moreover, recent lobbying efforts by unexpected quarters, including former President Donald Trump, Ramaswamy, and Kellyanne Conway, raise eyebrows. These figures, previously known for their hawkish stance on China, have seemingly pivoted to advocate for TikTok—a platform owned by a Chinese entity reportedly entangled with the CCP.

The latest revelation centers on TikTok’s purported defense of Americans’ free expression rights juxtaposed with stringent clauses in their employment contracts. It has come to light that both current and former TikTok employees risk forfeiture of their stock units should they speak out on a variety of topics, as outlined in the shareholder agreement.

These developments come on the heels of a US congressional panel approving a bill mandating ByteDance to sell the popular social media app within six months or risk facing a ban. The bill, spearheaded by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House of Representatives Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party and supported by the White House, received unanimous approval from the Energy and Commerce Committee.

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