Radical New York Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman, who has called moves by both parties to ban the China-controlled social media platform TikTok “fearmongering,” reportedly will host a press conference on Wednesday on Capitol Hill that will feature “dozens of TikTok content creators to make the case for protecting the app in the U.S.”
“This is a space where these creators have found a platform to share their ideas, their inspirations, their thoughts, their voices with the rest of the country and the rest of the world. And why do we want to take that away?” Bowman told NBC News. “Why do we need to ban a platform that 150 million Americans now use?”
Maybe because it’s a Chinese spy program that is also rotting the brains of millions of American teens?
“There are many apps on our phones right now that are Chinese apps. And so the idea that, ‘Oh, TikTok is the boogeyman’ — it’s just part of a political fearmongering that’s happening,” added Bowman. “I haven’t seen any hard evidence that TikTok is committing some form of espionage,” he added. “What I’ve heard is speculation. And what I’ve heard is innuendo.”
Bowman addressed statements made by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), chair of the Intelligence Committee, who told reporters on Monday that TikTok can be used for propaganda and manipulation by China. Bowman felt the same scrutiny should be applied to Facebook: “When we look at American companies like Facebook looking the other way in 2016 when Russia colluded to impact our election — Facebook is a national security risk. We’re not talking about a ban on Facebook.”
Maybe we should be, even though Russian election collusion has been proven to be a Democrat lie. Facebook is a far-Left tool for censorship and election influence.
“I think the more we learn, the more you’ll see people stand up and defend TikTok,” Bowman concluded. “Let me say this: If information comes out that clearly shows TikTok as a problem, I will say I was wrong. I have no problem saying that. I just haven’t seen that information as of yet.”
Oh, the proof is there, all right — Bowman just doesn’t want to rock the boat with China, which owns the Biden administration and the Democrat Party.