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Political Giants Join Forces: Paul Graham Agrees with TikTok Ban Following China’s Opposition

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Political Giants Join Forces: Paul Graham Agrees with TikTok Ban Following China’s Opposition

The Strongest Evidence Yet

Venture capitalist Paul Graham has thrown his weight behind the TikTok ban, pointing to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s fierce opposition as compelling support for the bill.

Recent Developments

Graham’s stance was prompted by a tweet from China’s foreign ministry, criticizing the TikTok ban for violating fair competition principles.

In response, Graham stated, “This is possibly the strongest evidence yet that the TikTok bill is the right choice.”

CEO’s Warning

Earlier, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew released a video cautioning that a ban on the platform could drain “billions of dollars” from creators and small businesses, imperiling over 300,000 jobs.

Meanwhile, the Chinese foreign ministry contended that a TikTok ban would be unjust, alleging it contradicts principles of fair competition and international trade rules.

Implications and Future Moves

The proposed TikTok bill would necessitate the app’s parent company, ByteDance Ltd., to divest TikTok or encounter a U.S. ban, impacting approximately 150 million American users.

Following overwhelming approval in the U.S. House of Representatives, the bill is set for Senate review.

Unified Support

Business mogul Mark Cuban has lent his support to the ban, citing concerns about foreign influence on minors via the app without transparency.

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk also expressed unease over potential internet censorship, labeling the scenario a “serious concern.”

Concluding Thoughts

This content was partially produced with the help of Benzinga Neuro and was reviewed and published by Benzinga editors.

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