TikTok’s new election integrity plan is a Trojan horse for censorship

Congress made the right decision last month when it voted overwhelmingly to require TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, to divest from the app. But there’s more work to be done. 

TikTok is a Chinese Communist Party propaganda and espionage asset with tremendous ability to shape political discourse, and it intends to sabotage America’s democracy at every turn. Its latest effort, according to a trusted source inside the federal government, comes in the form of a plan for “protecting U.S. election integrity in 2024” by hiring “more than 40,000 trust and safety professionals” to remove “election misinformation that violates our policies.” 

That might sound good on the surface, but it raises serious questions about how TikTok defines election “misinformation.” What is considered election “misinformation” is in the eye of the beholder, and
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