Many Americans have accused Joe Biden of, basically, being a puppet of the Chinese Communist Party.
Now, if you’re familiar, at all, with the way that the CCP works, then you know that all giant companies in China are very much under the thumb of the CCP. Thus, any dealing with large Chinese companies can safely be assumed to be dealings with an arm of the CCP for all practical purposes.
Sadly, since taking office, Biden has shown a real willingness to cave in to CCP controlled businesses, and he has just reversed a Trump administration order which will allow a social media company which has been accused of being a spy tool used by the CCP in order to spy on Americans to, once again, gather information about Americans, especially American teenagers. Jack Phillips writes,
The Biden administration revoked former President Donald Trump’s orders that had attempted to ban social media apps TikTok and WeChat over security risks because of their connections to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on June 9, stating the administration would conduct its own review of apps with ties to the Chinese regime.
An executive order signed by President Joe Biden directs the U.S. Department of Commerce to “evaluate these threats through rigorous, evidence-based analysis” and advises they “should address any unacceptable or undue risks consistent with overall national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives, including the preservation and demonstration of America’s core values and fundamental freedoms.”
The Commerce Department, according to the White House, will be required to review TikTok, WeChat, and other apps that are developed, designed, controlled, or manufactured by entities linked to the CCP. The order notes that such apps “may present an undue or unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States and the American people.”
Trump’s executive actions targeting ByteDance, a Beijing-based firm that owns TikTok, and WeChat, which is owned by the Shenzhen-based Tencent Holdings, were blocked by several federal court orders. Trump had also attempted to force the sale of TikTok.
Supposedly, the Biden administration’s order is to give a “more comprehensive process” to prevent foreign spy agencies from using technology to spy on and manipulate Americans.
Having said that, based on my observations of the Biden administration, this just seems like a giving in to Chinese companies to allow them to manipulate American teenagers, and, if you have kids, you may be wise to prevent them from using these apps.