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November 19, 2022

Cotton: Delete TikTok, then get a new phone

Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas has a blunt statement for anyone wondering if they should continue using social media app Tik Tok.

"Warnings don’t come as blunt as the one Sen. Tom Cotton dished Thursday to the users of the highly popular Chinese TikTok app," reported Washington Examiner.

"Let me just be clear," said Cotton. "If you have TikTok on your device, you should delete it from your device. And even better, you should go and buy a new device and not download TikTok," Cotton added.

WARNING: Delete TikTok

"Cotton is the latest official to warn of intelligence findings that the app is collecting vital information on users and possibly storing it for future use — even blackmail," reported Washington Examiner.

"Addressing China and Chinese immigration scams at a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies, Cotton warned younger audience members about the possible trap the app was setting them up for," Washington Examiner reported.

"The back-office risks of TikTok aren’t the videos you see and the kind of corrosive effects it has on the minds of America’s youth. It’s the data that it collects," Cotton said.

"And that data can be used against our kids as they grow up, and not just kids obviously. Grown-ups use it too. I think, increasingly, people in Washington are using it to try and reach voters, communicate. That means they are being exposed as well," Cotton said.

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Source: Washington Examiner

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