I honestly cannot believe that the New York Times just backed up a Trump claim.
When Trump railed against TikTok and wanted it banned in this country, the media, Democrats, and liberals laughed at him.
This weekend, an op-ed was written by Ezra Klein, backing up just about every concern that Donald Trump had at the time.
Klein wrote, “TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. And Chinese companies are vulnerable to the whims and the will of the Chinese government,”
“There is no possible ambiguity on this point: The Chinese Communist Party spent much of the last year cracking down on its tech sector.
“They made a particular example out of Jack Ma, the high-flying founder of Alibaba.
“The message was unmistakable: Chief executives will act in accordance with party wishes or see their lives upended and their companies dismembered.”
Trump, while President, issued an Executive Order to ban TikTok.
The order read, “TikTok automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users, including Internet and other network activity information such as location data and browsing and search histories.
“This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.”
Compare that order to Klein’s column and clearly, Trump had it right.
Klein agreed, concluding, “The social media platforms that hold and shape our attention need to be governed in the public interest.
“That means knowing who’s truly running them and how they’re running them.
“On this, Donald Trump was right, and the Biden administration should finish what he started.”
He was right on a lot of other things too, as we continue to see on an almost daily basis.
You can read Klein’s full op-ed in the New York Times.
Source: Fox News