Senator Sullivan: Trump was right, TikTok does pose serious threat to America’s children, adults, security

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Sen. Dan Sullivan is no fan of TikTok.

In fact, as a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, he is calling for hearings on the Chinese company’s social media app, which has quite possibly scraped private data from millions of American users.

In a letter to the Committee Chairwoman Maria Cantrell and to Sen. Ted Cruz, Sullivan said there is a serious national security risk that should be investigated.

“Since the last hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee featuring TikTok on October 26, 2021, many of the concerns raised by members on both sides of the aisle have been validated. In fact, TikTok was recently forced to acknowledge that China-based employees of the parent company, ByteDance, have had access to U.S. user data,” Sullivan said.

In 2020, former President Donald Trump tried to ban the application in the U.S. TikTok sued, saying that it was Trump’s effort to boost his reelection bid by enacting protectionist trade policies. He was unelected from office before he could get his ban through court.

“Now, there is a growing bipartisan recognition of the problem and momentum for further congressional scrutiny. FBI Director Chris Wray confirmed during a recent House Homeland Security Committee hearing that the bureau has ongoing “national security concerns” about the U.S. operations of TikTok. He specifically outlined concerns that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could use TikTok to obtain data on millions of users, manipulate algorithms to influence our children, and potentially even compromise specific personal devices,” Sullivan wrote.

“Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner recently agreed that former President Trump was right about the need to ban the application in the U.S. citing the troubling influence that China could exert over American children. CIA Director Bill Burns has also recently voiced concerns, and so too has FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr. Most recently, Congress took an important step in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 to ban the application from all federal government devices. Numerous states, including Alaska, have also banned the application on state government devices. However, more needs to be done,” he wrote.

Earlier this month, Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a state ban on TikTok apps on State-owned devices.

10 COMMENTS

  1. And you’re just figuring this out now?

    WTH, Dan? Did Princess Lisa give you permission to acknowledge something many of us have known for freaking years?

    I thought Marines were supposed to excel at threat assessment.

    As usual, you are days late and dollars short on issues you should be a leader on.

    There are two votes I deeply regret making. Dunleavy and Sullivan. Both postured as men of action and conviction. Both have been repeatedly proven not to be what they ran as.

    I corrected my voting mistake with the first one already. I intend to do the same in the next Senate race.

    If I wanted to vote for a Democrat, I’d have voted Begich. I didn’t and somehow got one anyway.

  2. Whenever dan stumbles onto a good thought, it reminds me of the scene in the movie ‘Die Hard’, where Bruce Willis leans out the broken window and shouts ‘welcome to the party, pal!’

  3. Senator Sullivan, while we are at it, why don’t you look into how deeply the Chi-Coms have infiltrated our Halls of Government, (hint, maybe look into how old Mitch got sooo Rich $$$.) Also did the Chi-Coms toss copious sums towards the Biden Family?

    Thanks Senator!

  4. THANK YOU SENATOR SULLIVAN..It’s about time..Years ago, It was known to have Russian and communists links influencing young children in political realms and it’s also known not only influencing our children but also greatly encouraging the sexual revolution WOKE and Gender transitioning.

  5. Trump was right about a lot of things. You don’t become a top NY/FL commercial real estate tycoon by being naive and woke. Sadly, between Chinese influence and Soros dollars we have a very tough uphill battle.

  6. Sullivan! … Is this now your endorsement for Trump-2024? Hopefully, both you and Daddy’s Little Princess can reconcile your diffences with him and let’s move forward, Making America Great Again!

  7. Wow Dan, it took you 2 years to figure out that Trump has been right and truthful about everything he said before walking away from the Whitehouse? Now, you need to wake up to the rest of what he was right about.
    1. Voter / Election Fraud
    2. Government corruption (i.e., Agencies collaborating to censor Americans)
    3. The Biden crime family
    4. Ukranian corruption and money laundering
    5. The invasion happening on our southern border
    6. China’s influence over our institutions, especially government officials and our universities
    7. Biden destroying our economy and energy sector

    I could go on and on Dan, are you awake yet? Maybe you should take a look at this American volunteer who foolishly is throwing his life away fighting for the corrupt Ukranian government. This is what you have supported, wasting taxpayer dollars propping up the corrupt government Obama placed there. Ukraine is the epicenter of an International Criminal Enterprise built on the backs of American Taxpayers! Shame on you Dan! You have failed as a Senator.

    ‘https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/us-army-vet-iowa-rats-ukrainian-corruption/

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