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>Couple that with that we now know how Russia (and ostensibly others) are using social media platforms for manipulation, and it just seems rather suspicious.

TikTok's parent company is a Chinese tech company headquartered in Beijing, so I would be astonished if it wasn't a stalking horse for some kind of PRC surveillance.

Any thoughts to their motivation for doing this, seems like a waste of time, or maybe a thought experiment on their part.

Why leave data on the table

This whole time I've been worried about Belt & Road, South China Sea militarization, and tech IP theft - who knew that the secret to China's world domination would be through the lip syncing aspirations of our pre-teens!

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