CJR Staff
November 13, 2022

China's TikTok Is Like Fentanyl To Teens According To FCC Commissioner

Recent reports reveal that China's TikTok looks very different for Americans than it does for the Chinese.

On "America’s Newsroom," FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said that "TikTok is China’s digital fentanyl" and banning it "is a basic IQ test for the administration."

Carr added that, China shows a "very, very different" version of TikTok in China than they do in the United States.

TikTok Is Like Fentanyl To Teens

Carr's remarks about the product TikTok is delivering to young Americans is shocking.

Carr said, "At the end of the day, TikTok is China’s digital fentanyl. A lot of people look at TikTok and they think it’s just a fun application for sharing dance videos or other funny videos. But that’s just the sheep’s clothing."

Carr didn't stop there, he continued, adding that TikTok is collecting data about teens in America.

"Underneath of it, it operates as a very sophisticated surveillance app. It’s not the videos, but it’s pulling everything from search and browsing history, potentially keystroke patterns, biometrics, including faceprints and voiceprints," Carr said.

Dana Perino, co-host, asked, "China only allows people to be on TikTok for 40 minutes a day. So, I recently read in The Washington Post that some people, mostly younger girls, women, teenagers are on the TikTok app for over eight hours a day. And I just wonder, how then, do you ban it, if — as my friend says — the world is run by teenage girls?"

"Look, it’s — to your point," Carr answered, "the application, the version of it that is shown in China is very, very different than the one here. And here, they’re doing things like displaying the blackout challenge, specifically to a 10-year-old girl, this was alleged in a court case, and that girl ended up strangling herself to death. So, we’re seeing very different content. … And my view is, given the lack of trust that we have right now in TikTok, that this is a basic IQ test for the administration."

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Source: Breitbart News

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