Washington Seeks Solution to TikTok: Ban, Divest or Regulate?
The future of TikTok has been a hot topic in Washington lately. With the U.S government considering drastic steps such as banning, divesting or regulating the app, it’s no surprise that this is becoming an interesting dinner table discussion across America.
My 13-year-old daughter was particularly intrigued by Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington and offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S were to ban it: “Every teenager in America would find some other way to do whatever they’re doing on TikTok”.
It appears that my daughter isn’t alone with her opinion either; many experts have suggested similar ideas when discussing potential solutions for dealing with the app. Some believe that instead of banning it outright, there should be more regulation put into place so users could still access its content but within certain limits set by lawmakers and regulators alike – something which could prove difficult due to how quickly trends come and go on social media platforms like these.
Others suggest taking a different approach altogether – one which involves divesting from companies who are associated with Chinese tech giants such as ByteDance (Tiktok’s parent company). This option may be seen as a more proactive measure in protecting national security and privacy concerns.