A new ban on TikTok? Hville Blast readers weigh in

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Hville Blast readers were asked if they feel TikTok should be banned in the US. (TikTok via Facebook)

TikTok has rapidly become the most popular social media platform in the world, but the Chinese-owned company faces a possible ban for personal use in the U.S. due to security issues.

We posted a poll on LinkedIn last week asking our readers what they think about a ban on the app here in the U.S. Here’s what y’all think:

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What’s the controversy?

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Congress is cracking down on mobile apps they feel compromise national security. (TikTok via Facebook)

The Chinese-based social media app has emerged as a powerful tool for communication, marketing, creativity and more. However, rising concerns about security and the continued divide between the US and China has brought up privacy and national security concerns.

Congress has recently introduced a bill called the RESTRICT Act, that would empower the Secretary of Commerce to ban apps that pose a risk to US national security, meaning the banning of the app is a real possibility.

Hville Blast readers weigh in

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Our readers who answered the poll do not support the ban. (Hville Blast)

Our readers who answered our poll on LinkedIn apparently do not support a ban on TikTok for personal use here in the US. With a definitive majority opposing a nationwide ban of the app, perhaps Huntsvillians see value in the platform that outweighs the concerns. We shall see.

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Michael Seale
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