Laugh Out Loud: Comedians Weigh In On TikTok Ban Fiasco (WATCH Video)

By Greg Moriarty | Thursday, 28 March 2024 09:20 PM
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The ongoing controversy surrounding the proposed TikTok bill, which mandates the sale of the app by its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, has left the public divided.

The proponents of the bill argue that TikTok's data collection on American users could potentially compromise national security. They also express concern about the app serving as a conduit for Chinese propaganda.

However, critics of the bill argue that it infringes on First Amendment rights and could significantly impact the livelihoods of businesses and influencers who rely on the app for income.

Four comedians have weighed in on the debate. Matt McClowry expressed skepticism about the platform's value, stating, "I don’t think it’s a good platform. I don’t think it’s healthy for people, but the only reason they want to ban it is because they can’t monetize it in that short amount of time." Despite his reservations, he believes the app "shouldn’t be banned."

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Dave Landau concurred, questioning the rationale behind the ban. He argued, "There’s nothing behind [the ban] that is ... reasonable," especially given that "[China is] already taking our information" through other data sources.

Bridget Phetasy suggested that the ban's proponents in government might be threatened by China's influence over the narrative. She quipped, "We are the ones who will be in control of the propaganda here, not you, China."

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¼ Black Garrett voiced his opposition to the ban, stating, "I don’t want it banned," because "[TikTok users] are just gonna flock to Twitter."

The comedians also discussed the issue of censorship on the platform. Dave Landau revealed, "Literally, one in every two videos I post ends up getting taken down." Matt McClowry expressed concern about the arbitrary nature of content removal, stating, "You just have this AI robot arbitrarily deciding things are inappropriate, which is how we're gonna all die."

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