WATCH: AOC Speaks Out on Potential TikTok Ban in Her First Post on the App
ICYMI: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has officially joined TikTok. In her first video posted to the platform, AOC spoke out against a potential ban on TikTok in the U.S., saying such action “just doesn't feel right to me.”
“I think it’s important to discuss how unprecedented of a move this would be. The United States has never before banned a social media company from existence, from operating in our borders,” AOC said. “And this is an app that has over 150 million Americans on it.”
“[T]he United States is one of the only developed nations in the world that has no significant data or privacy protection laws on the books,” she continued. “So to me, the solution here is not to ban an individual company — but to actually protect Americans from this kind of egregious data harvesting that companies can do without your significant ability to say no.”
As of March 27, AOC's TikTok has more than 3.5M views.
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