Are you or your kids on TikTok? China hopes so.
We have reported numerous times on Big Tech’s slide into authoritarianism. We have also noted the nasty deference tech companies and corporations (and politicians) show to China over America. This includes the TikTok social media app that is one of the most popular apps on the entire planet. Its parent company, ByteDance has pledged its allegiance to “promote socialist core values.”
Now, in the latest brazen attempt to virtue signal fealty to the genocidal leaders of China and their deadly brand of authoritarianism, TikTok has chosen its new CEO from a tech firm once blacklisted by the Trump Administration. The firm, Xiaomi is famously linked to the Chinese military. It actually received an award from CCP’s for “Outstanding Builder of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics” in 2019.
An employee at the office building of ByteDance in Beijing. /VCG
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