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WARNING: The Ban TikTok Bill Is NOT What You Think It Is

• by Daisy Luther

So when I heard that Congress was finally getting ready to ban the app, I was curious. I do see inherent dangers with TikTok. I do believe it's being used to both spy and brainwash our young people. But should it actually be banned? And what door does such a ban open to further restrictions on our freedom?

Of course, I soon learned this was anything but good. Just like the Patriot Act has little to do with patriotism and the National Defense Authorization Act has more to do with indefinite detention without trials than national defense, the bill to ban TikTok is about much, much more.

It's about silencing dissent…brutally. And it will affect every single one of us.

Please note that there's more than one bill in the works. This article is specifically about the one that is most likely to pass, a worrisome, bipartisan effort.

It's called the Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology Act or the RESTRICT Act. As a blogger, I look at this and find it terrifying. As an American, I look at this and want to weep for the freedoms that our government continues to crush.

It's up to us to act on this information and produce a public outcry that cannot be ignored. If this passes, you won't hear about the dangers of CBDCs, where we're sending our money instead of helping our own citizens, or the shortcomings of the banking industry. You won't be able to get alternative information from blogs and YouTube and Twitter. Instead, your information will come from the mainstream media, and they will be a mouthpiece for the agenda of whoever is in power.

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