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Trump To Ban TikTok Tomorrow Through Executive Order

President Donald Trump told reporters he will act as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the US.

“As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump said.

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by Anonymousreply 20508/07/2020

But where will we find half-naked white twinks?

by Anonymousreply 107/31/2020

And with one stroke of the pen, he puts 450 Broadway whore-us boys out of work.

by Anonymousreply 207/31/2020

What precisely is the point of Tiktok? Why would I care about random college students dancing around in their living rooms for 30 seconds?

by Anonymousreply 307/31/2020

What will happen to our gay Italian chef?

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by Anonymousreply 407/31/2020

There’s some dancing girl who’s like TikTok’s biggest celebrity. What will she do now?

by Anonymousreply 507/31/2020

It seems dangerous. They are spreading all kinds of disinformation on there as well as abusing children and animals. They seem to encourage young kids to do a lot of messed up things.

But why this evil thug cares is beyond me.

But by all means, pull the plug.

by Anonymousreply 607/31/2020

Is he gay r4?

by Anonymousreply 707/31/2020

An Executive Order only applies to actions of the US executive branch, ding dong! You cannot reach companies, foreign or domestic, this way.

by Anonymousreply 807/31/2020

R3 is so hot bro

by Anonymousreply 907/31/2020

PO(tu)S doesn’t like ANYthing that draws attention away from him.

by Anonymousreply 1007/31/2020

His bro Hunter

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by Anonymousreply 1107/31/2020

He just lost all the youth vote

by Anonymousreply 1207/31/2020

Will Ke$ah lose money if there’s no TikTok?

by Anonymousreply 1307/31/2020

The meltdown on Twitter is starting. Will this make them vote in November?

by Anonymousreply 1407/31/2020

August will be a month of riots

by Anonymousreply 1507/31/2020

One is having a meltdown about deplatforming.

by Anonymousreply 1607/31/2020

Is he gone do dis wiz OnlyFans to? Asking fo friend who is gone to need new job soon

by Anonymousreply 1707/31/2020

r1 I guess all the fine muscle slut white boys will have have to migrate somewhere else.

by Anonymousreply 1807/31/2020

How is this even possible?

by Anonymousreply 1907/31/2020

Sorry to derail the thread, but.........

[quote]What will happen to our gay Italian chef?

Why do people just put the end of the pasta in the water and not break it and put the entire stick in?

by Anonymousreply 2007/31/2020

What's the key characteristic of Tiktok that makes it such a big deal?

I mean, can't you upload 30 second videos on numerous social media platforms? Does Tiktok make it better or simpler; or does it just happen to be the hot thing right now?

by Anonymousreply 2107/31/2020

How is this constitutional? What if he decided tomorrow to ban YouTube?

by Anonymousreply 2207/31/2020

R21 hot thing right now. It went like this:

Twitter --> Kik --> Snap --> Twitter again --> Tiktok

by Anonymousreply 2307/31/2020

You missed Vine.

by Anonymousreply 2407/31/2020

Can’t you also pretty much do this on IG too?

by Anonymousreply 2507/31/2020

R24 You're right! Vine was BIG back in the day!

by Anonymousreply 2607/31/2020

First they came for TikTok, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a TikToker...

by Anonymousreply 2707/31/2020

R3 are you at all familiar with human nature and basic drives?

by Anonymousreply 2807/31/2020

I'll stick with Tribe.net

by Anonymousreply 2907/31/2020

Pull the plug.

by Anonymousreply 3007/31/2020

You bitches know he’s doing this as revenge for Tulsa, right?

by Anonymousreply 3107/31/2020

[quote]You bitches know he’s doing this as revenge for Tulsa, right?

You leave my Tulsa out of this.

by Anonymousreply 3207/31/2020

R12 it's not like they go out and vote anyway. They just like the attention at the protests and marches so they can put it on their social media.

by Anonymousreply 3307/31/2020

R26 it was vine and some other app like vine that was popular for a short while then died. I really don’t understand how tiktok became more popular when it’s essentially the same thing but I figure China probably boosted advertising to make sure everyone had this app

by Anonymousreply 3407/31/2020

[quote]They just like the attention at the protests and marches so they can put it on their social media.

And have badass stories to tell their grandchildren. Same as their badass grandparents who went to Woodstock.

by Anonymousreply 3507/31/2020

I think we should be allowed to vote via TikTok.

by Anonymousreply 3607/31/2020

Problem is tiktok and zoom have both really benefitted from the pandemic and both have financial ties to China.

I hate trump as much as anyone but there may be a real data sharing/hacking issue.

by Anonymousreply 3707/31/2020

Watch, Instagram will add a feature soon to make it more Tiktok-like, the same way that the Instagram Stories were copied from Snapchat. I think he's doing this for a few reasons:

-out of spite because of the humiliation from fake tickets requests to his rally

-as a favor to Mark Zuckerberg

-because China

-just another distraction from all the other terrible things he's responsible for in the news

by Anonymousreply 3807/31/2020

R6 = Russian commie.

by Anonymousreply 3907/31/2020

So FaceBook if FaceBook is the boomer network and TikTok for zoomers. Where do the rest of us fit in?

by Anonymousreply 4007/31/2020

R37 also believed in WMDs.

by Anonymousreply 4107/31/2020

[bold]NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!![/bold]

by Anonymousreply 4207/31/2020

50% of American TikTok users are 18-34. That’s 35 million voting age folk Trump just pissed off. Not a smart move.

If you're wondering - just 50%? The rest are younger.

by Anonymousreply 4307/31/2020

Who cares. Cancel this dangerous spy op.

by Anonymousreply 4407/31/2020

Great, I would say. But even greater would be the fact the he's gonna piss off a lot of his younger, deplorable cult members, hopefully paving the way for these deranged nuts to see some glimmer of truth in the caves of misinformation they're tucked away in.

by Anonymousreply 4507/31/2020

Revenge because of Tulsa. He was humiliated. Trump holds massive grudges, look at how he's undone everything Obama has done. It's going to backfire on him, some of these youngsters are eligible to vote.

by Anonymousreply 4607/31/2020

Spy app? Just shut the fuck up. They already have all of our information. You guys act like you’re 80 fucking years old.

by Anonymousreply 4707/31/2020

Soo.....guns? OK. Confederate monuments? OK. Police brutality? OK.

TikTok? Must be banned

by Anonymousreply 4807/31/2020

Why does Putin want the US to stop using TikTok?

by Anonymousreply 4907/31/2020

A few less children will be abused for likes.

by Anonymousreply 5007/31/2020

[quote]Watch, Instagram will add a feature soon to make it more Tiktok-like, the same way that the Instagram Stories were copied from Snapchat. I think he's doing this for a few reasons:

r38 WRONG! Later this summer Facebook is launching ‘Reels’ - a TikTok clone.

by Anonymousreply 5107/31/2020

R3 Sarah Cooper uses TikTok for her parody videos.

by Anonymousreply 5207/31/2020

TikTokers will be fine as Uncle Bill Gates swoops to the rescue.

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by Anonymousreply 5307/31/2020

Hopefully a new owner would regulate the human and animist abuse that is ubiquitous on this disgusting app. No wonder our enemy’s want Americans to use it and destroy the culture and society.

by Anonymousreply 5407/31/2020

154,000 deaths due to Covid doesn't seem to bother Trump, and hes responsible for the number of deaths being so high. But Tik Tok phat pisses him off.

by Anonymousreply 5507/31/2020

So does anybody know the legality of this? Can an idiot president ban anything he wants?

by Anonymousreply 5607/31/2020

Sorry little whores!!!

BYE BYE!!! (And good riddance)

by Anonymousreply 5707/31/2020

What is this about abusing kids on there? This is the first I have heard about this. What is going on? And good riddance, imo.

by Anonymousreply 5807/31/2020

r58 What's going on? People on tik tok were making fun of your buddy chump so he's making up a reason to ban it, it that's even legal.

by Anonymousreply 5907/31/2020

Doesn't he know that people will just move to another app to make fun of him?

by Anonymousreply 6007/31/2020

RIP TikTok hoes and all the trolls that constantly post about them on here

by Anonymousreply 6107/31/2020

People will just use VPNs to get around the ban anyway, like they do in China where they block all the big social media apps.

by Anonymousreply 6207/31/2020

r62, phone carriers will ban the app. It's happened with others.

by Anonymousreply 6308/01/2020

Good riddance to another Chinese spyware. Hope Grindr is next.

by Anonymousreply 6408/01/2020

Agreed R64.

by Anonymousreply 6508/01/2020

grindr is not chinese anymore...

by Anonymousreply 6608/01/2020

I hope all the kidz were up all night making the protest TikToks and uploading them to the Youtube.

by Anonymousreply 6708/01/2020

Why is he such a cunt?

by Anonymousreply 6808/01/2020

I know DL is full of people like r6 but it still always shocks me to read someone say that our fascist president should do fascist things like ban an entire social media company... especially when we all know he's doing it because that Sarah lady has been mocking him and he got his widdle feefees hurt about it.

CONSTANT bitching on DL about how GWTW removed from one streaming platform for 10 days is a First Amendment Violation!!!1! and yet none of those cunts are on here complaining about an ACTUAL violation of the First Amendment.

by Anonymousreply 6908/01/2020

R58, literally every social media platform has had a problem with dipshit parents hurting their kids in pranks and such just to get clicks on their videos. It happened on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, IG, and now TikTok.

by Anonymousreply 7008/01/2020

R54's reply is 100% non-English-speaking troll.

No one else noticed this?

by Anonymousreply 7108/01/2020

I despise Dump but don’t have a problem with this.

by Anonymousreply 7208/01/2020

The reason America is in the shit it's in right now is because too many people think it's okay for a president to ban a company just because of his personal preferences.

You don't like NASCAR any more than TikTok, but if Obama tried to ban NASCAR you'd have been posting death threats to him 24/7.

by Anonymousreply 7308/01/2020

He doesn’t have the power or the ability to do this. Nor has he given a reason why it should be banned.

He’s an impotent little fool, vainly spinning in the wind grasping at anything.

by Anonymousreply 7408/01/2020

r74 = Addison Rae

by Anonymousreply 7508/01/2020

[quote]I despise Dump but don’t have a problem with this.

Because you're an authoritarian.

by Anonymousreply 7608/01/2020

Let's hope he shuts down DL next!

by Anonymousreply 7708/01/2020

[quote]Good riddance to another Chinese spyware. Hope Grindr is next.

You mean any company that features users that hurt Trump's ego.

by Anonymousreply 7808/01/2020

Who the fuck is Addison Rae?

by Anonymousreply 7908/01/2020

[quote]U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican and member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, applauded the idea of a TikTok sale. “In its current form, TikTok represents a potential threat to personal privacy and our national security,” Rubio said in a statement. “We must do more than simply remove ByteDance from the equation. Moving forward, we must establish a framework of standards that must be met before a high-risk, foreign-based app is allowed to operate on American telecommunications networks and devices.”

Facebook, however, may do whatever the fuck it wishes.

by Anonymousreply 8008/01/2020

Yes, only US-based high-risk security threat apps should be allowed to operate on American telecommunications networks and devices.

by Anonymousreply 8108/01/2020

You guys would never have seen Harrison if it weren't for TikTok

by Anonymousreply 8208/01/2020

Is it gone yet? I’m kinda expecting to hear the forlorn whaling of hundreds of thousands of teens when it happens.

by Anonymousreply 8308/01/2020

R83 It's wailing not whaling.

by Anonymousreply 8408/01/2020

He must want to stop Sarah Cooper from humiliating him.

by Anonymousreply 8508/01/2020

How to tick tack

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by Anonymousreply 8608/01/2020

Is Edwin on suicide watch?

by Anonymousreply 8708/01/2020

[quote]forlorn whaling

Simmer down, Herman Melville.

by Anonymousreply 8808/01/2020

This is in retaliation against the Conway daughter, right?

by Anonymousreply 8908/01/2020

I guess Fakebook was too cerebral for the Under-40s. They had to write sentences 'n stuff. Now they have sites that match their attention span (30 seconds) and they can preen and make kissy faces.

by Anonymousreply 9008/01/2020

People who use tiktok are too young to vote anyway. And if they are of legal age, then they are clearly retarded and will vote for him

by Anonymousreply 9108/01/2020

[quote] Later this summer Facebook is launching ‘Reels’ - a TikTok clone.

Trump probably made a deal with FUckerberg to shut down TikTok, remember that alien visited Trump at the WH a couple of months ago. He may also try to stop MicroSoft from acquiring TikTok as a favor to Zuckerberg.

by Anonymousreply 9208/01/2020

One less spy app is a good thing. Tiktok was a major one and perfectly positioned for China to both spy as well as push propaganda.

There must be some reason Trump is doing this now. What is he trying to distract from?

And I doubt it will hurt him with the youth vote. They don't vote anyway. Sorry Zoomers!

by Anonymousreply 9308/01/2020

[QUOTE] There must be some reason Trump is doing this now. What is he trying to distract from?

Everyday is a bad day for Trump at this point. The Coronavirus is raging, the economy is tanking. He’s losing in the polls. He suspended his campaign ads with less than 100 days to go in the election (an absolute disaster in politics). Anything that distracts from these headlines is beneficial at this point.

by Anonymousreply 9408/01/2020

ACLU: Banning an app like TikTok, which millions of Americans use to communicate with each other, is a danger to free expression and technologically impractical.

by Anonymousreply 9508/01/2020

R84 No I mean whaling, like hitting the walls or each other out of frustration.

by Anonymousreply 9608/01/2020

I'm glad for the cats and dogs that won't be pestered or abused to make TikTok videos though. I hate how they are used as props, often in stressful situations for them.

by Anonymousreply 9708/01/2020

[quote]He suspended his campaign ads with less than 100 days to go

Holy shit, I hadn't heard that. What an idiotic move.

If Trump wins, you'll know it was because of election interference. His campaign is a disaster.

by Anonymousreply 9808/01/2020

Regardless of your love or hate of TikTok this is a very dangerous move. What will he ban next? And what about freedom of speech? This is frightening.

by Anonymousreply 9908/01/2020

"He suspended his campaign ads with less than 100 days to go"

Then why all the non-stop fundraising gigs? Where is all that money going?

by Anonymousreply 10008/01/2020

Trump is playing a dangerous game.

by Anonymousreply 10108/01/2020

GO BIDEN!

by Anonymousreply 10208/01/2020

Well maybe rump has nothing else to do right now? It might be his slow season.

by Anonymousreply 10308/01/2020

I’m refreshing every 30 seconds expecting it to disappear.

by Anonymousreply 10408/01/2020

I’m wanking off to Noah Beck and Blake Gray as fast as I can!

by Anonymousreply 10508/01/2020

R98 it was just TV ads in a few states, not "his campaign ads" in their entirety.

by Anonymousreply 10608/01/2020

R98 also it's because he switched campaign managers, removing Brad Parscale. One of Trump's complaints was that the campaign was hemorrhaging money.

by Anonymousreply 10708/01/2020

I hope the TikTok troll is on suicide watch!

by Anonymousreply 10808/01/2020

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Kideekeedarkardee! Kideekeedarkeedah!

by Anonymousreply 10908/01/2020

its still up. anyway just my observation but most tiktokers hate trump even before this.

by Anonymousreply 11008/01/2020

Zoomers don't seem to understand "today" vs. "tomorrow".

by Anonymousreply 11108/01/2020

Why is TikTok being banned?

Tulsa Rally? Nope.

Chinese Spyware? Nope.

Later this summer Facebook is launching ‘Reels’ - a TikTok clone.

That’s what this is all about everyone.

Follow the money on this one.

If ‘Reels’, in 1 years time can take 25% of the TikTok share, FB stock can easily go up 16 to 17% in a year.

The revenue it would generate between FB, IG and just a quarter share of TikTok would be staggering.

Start following the money on this.

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by Anonymousreply 11208/01/2020

[quote]No I mean whaling, like hitting the walls or each other out of frustration.

Then why did you say you were "expecting to hear the forlorn whaling of hundreds of thousands of teens" at r83?

by Anonymousreply 11308/01/2020

Teens whaling

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by Anonymousreply 11408/01/2020

Stupid zoomers don't even know how to whale properly!

by Anonymousreply 11508/01/2020

every generation has a painful breakup. gen z and tik tok. millennials and vine. gen x and cultural relevance

by Anonymousreply 11608/01/2020

R116 and capitalization and grammar

by Anonymousreply 11708/01/2020

Okay Boomer

by Anonymousreply 11808/01/2020

In reference to R94 - Trump suspending ads: New York Times wrote about it. In case you're paywalled:

“Everyday is a bad day for Trump at this point. The Coronavirus is raging, the economy is tanking. He’s losing in the polls. He suspended his campaign ads with less than 100 days to go in the election (an absolute disaster in politics). Anything that distracts from these headlines is beneficial at this point.” The Trump campaign temporarily suspends TV advertising to review its strategy.

The Trump campaign has completely gone off the air, temporarily suspending all television advertising nationwide as the campaign undertakes a “review” of its advertising strategy under the new campaign manager, Bill Stepien. “With the leadership change in the campaign, there’s understandably a review and fine-tuning of the campaign’s strategy,” a campaign official said. “We’ll be back on the air shortly.”

The pause comes after several weeks of attacks against Mr. Trump’s opponent, Mr. Biden, on policing issues. The campaign spent more than $30 million since early July on television and digital ads that sought to sow fear and division about the racial justice protests around the country and falsely depict them as violent. Mr. Trump’s campaign has been prolific on the airwaves since last September, when it began advertising during the impeachment process, and it has continued at a significant pace. Since last January, the campaign has spent $202 million in television and digital advertising, according to Advertising Analytics, an ad tracking firm. Mr. Biden, by comparison, has spent about $95 million over the same period. While it has temporarily paused its advertising, the Trump campaign still has more than $146 million in television and radio ads booked through November, a number that far outpaces the Biden campaign. None of those reservations have been altered or shifted yet as part of the current review.

Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday that his campaign would roll out “a new ad campaign” attacking Mr. Biden on Monday. “He has been brought even further LEFT than Crazy Bernie Sanders ever thought possible,” the president added. Though the campaign is not on television at the moment, it is still advertising on Facebook, with dozens of active ads. The campaign spent nearly $4 million on the platform over the past week. The complete pause in advertising followed the campaign’s recent decision to suspend advertising in Michigan, a battleground state that Mr. Trump won by less than 11,000 votes in 2016.

by Anonymousreply 11908/01/2020

He just lost the election for sure. Revenge of the 18 - 21 year olds is coming.

by Anonymousreply 12008/01/2020

[quote] He suspended his campaign ads with less than 100 days to go in the election

I'd heard they stopped ads in Michigan; are other states on the no-ads list, too? His campaign is still running them online, to judge from one of the other threads.

[quote]Then why all the non-stop fundraising gigs? Where is all that money going?

To the Trump overseas no-tax bank account, of course! Just like all the other campaign donations and inaugural funding etc. etc.

by Anonymousreply 12108/01/2020

Sarah Cooper

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by Anonymousreply 12208/01/2020

[quote]are other states on the no-ads list, too?

Yes. They've stopped all radio and tv ad spending and have almost no ad buys planned for the month of August. This is part of a "review and fine-tuning of the campaign's strategy" that they're doing following the ouster of Parscale. This does not include digital advertising.

by Anonymousreply 12308/01/2020

This never happened.

by Anonymousreply 12408/01/2020

R112 What happened with Facebook launching their version of Tinder or something similar like that. Did that already happened or will it ever happen?

by Anonymousreply 12508/01/2020

Why did Vine go bankrupt? It was exactly same shit as TikTok

by Anonymousreply 12608/01/2020

It couldn’t make money off the platform

by Anonymousreply 12708/01/2020

No, he can't ban it and it's not clear that he will try to carry out his threat. He routinely says shit like this. He also promised a new health care bill and a new immigration bill earlier this week but does anyone think that those will happen?

And even if he does issue that executive order, it will immediately be challenged in court and is likely to be largely impractical and impotent (much like Donald Trump), since the technical ability to carry out that order is lacking.

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by Anonymousreply 12808/01/2020

R55.... “ 154,000 deaths due to Covid doesn't seem to bother Trump, and hes responsible for the number of deaths being so high. But Tik Tok phat pisses him off.”

This was also my first reaction. Dude is mentally ill. Can’t American voters see this?

by Anonymousreply 12908/01/2020

[quote]He routinely says shit like this.

In fact, he did the TikTok ban thing last week, and two weeks before that.

by Anonymousreply 13008/01/2020

Where else has so many hot dudes showing off?

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by Anonymousreply 13108/01/2020

Trump has no fucking technical expertise. He can barely even deliver a coherent speech. He's just throwing shit at a wall to distract everyone and stir chaos leading up to the election. This is total pettiness on his part as Microsoft has been in talks to acquire TikTok, which could add up to 10,000 more jobs in the US.

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by Anonymousreply 13208/01/2020

I don't get Sarah Cooper. All she does is lip synch. There's no impression, no commentary, no wit.

And she's 42, ffs.

What am I missing?

by Anonymousreply 13308/01/2020

What does her age have to do with anything!

by Anonymousreply 13408/01/2020

I can't believe it took until R52 to come up with the correct answer. He's wanting to do this because of Sarah Cooper. Do you think he cares anything at all about potential Chinese data gathering? That's hilarious! He doesn't care about anything that isn't about him. Why are you all of a sudden granting him a level of thinking of which he is not capable?

Besides, we live in a post-privacy world now. If you're really worried about "people" knowing all about you, you had better smash your cell phone and computer right now, get off the internet, and never get back on.

The best thing about all of this is that he is trying to do something that he doesn't have the power to do so, besides not accomplishing his stated goal, he is just doing yet one more thing to piss people off and for no achievement whatsoever in the end. That is an example of having whatever the opposite is of political insticts.

by Anonymousreply 13508/01/2020

God, you're dumb, R134. You like her, don't you?

The point of mentioning her age was that she's not in the normal TikTok demographic, making her success even more puzzling to me.

by Anonymousreply 13608/01/2020

Well, personally, r133, I'd say that you're missing a sense of humor, but that's just me.

by Anonymousreply 13708/01/2020

Okay, then explain to me why it's funny, R137. Thrill me with your acumen.

by Anonymousreply 13808/01/2020

If Biden said ban TikTok because it was Russian spyware you’d all be cheering.

by Anonymousreply 13908/01/2020

For those who understand, R138, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not, no explanation would suffice.

by Anonymousreply 14008/01/2020

No, R139, we wouldn't, because we aren't as stupid as you are.

by Anonymousreply 14108/01/2020

Ah, so in other words you can't explain it, R140.

by Anonymousreply 14208/01/2020

No, I wouldn't. Just as with this, I'd say "caveat emptor." It's fine to share real information/data with people so they can decide whether it is worth it to them or not; no one has to make the decision for me. Besides, the country involved doesn't much matter, so you could have written, "If Biden said it was Chinese spyware..."; no one is debating this because of the country involved. It could have just as well been Australian spyware and people would hopefully still be concerned...although no one seems to care that Facebook is American spyware. You don't see any national politician calling THAT out.

Biden would at least be mentioning it because he thought it would be affecting the American people. The Toddler is only stating it for himself and his own reasons.

by Anonymousreply 14308/01/2020

Ugh, is this going to accidentally make TikTok cool?

by Anonymousreply 14408/01/2020

Not to someone so determinedly ignorant, R142, no. I repeat "no explanation would suffice," since you've already made up your mind. The fact that you completely and totally missed what Cooper is doing and how she's doing it, and that millions of others have not should have told you something.

Sadly, I doubt it will.

by Anonymousreply 14508/01/2020

Maybe this will get rid of Edwina.

by Anonymousreply 14608/01/2020

Honestly, R145 - I'm trying to figure out what I'm missing. That's why I phrased it that way in my original question.

Why is it supposed to be so funny, when all she does is lip synch? I'm willing to be educated.

by Anonymousreply 14708/01/2020

R147, not your sparring partner, but, for those of us who think it is clever and funny, it's because she is able to take the exact recording yet make it a parody simply by adding in facial expressions and visual asides (like sniffing the marker in the latest one) or the cut-away characters like the woman with the glasses in the "person, woman, man, camera, TV" clip to show that Trump is a complete idiot. It highlights the absurdity of it all.

That stated, I agree with the other poster completely in that, if you don't get it, you don't get it and this explanation will be rejected and not make sense to you.

by Anonymousreply 14808/01/2020

R136, perhaps you are the dumb. There are many hundreds of thousands of people and popular accounts over 30. We Understand: you cling to overbroad, simplistic generalizations and short circuit when confronted with circumstances that don’t fit into that generalization.

by Anonymousreply 14908/01/2020

NBC News today: The Trump campaign is shifting its strategy to put more focus on early-voting states, according to campaign officials — one of the most noticeable changes so far under the new campaign manager Bill Stepien.

The campaign will start running fresh attack ads Monday in key early-voting states such as Michigan and North Carolina, two officials said, with the assumption that more than half the ballots in 2020 will be cast before Election Day.

“Votes start getting cast in a little over a month,” a campaign official said. “While the clock says 94, 95 days, this election is right on top of us.”

by Anonymousreply 15008/01/2020

Not a crazy strategy

by Anonymousreply 15108/01/2020

The official TikTok account posted this today.

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by Anonymousreply 15208/01/2020

[quote] I guess Fakebook was too cerebral for the Under-40s.

Facebook started off under 40. The Over 40s ruined it with their insane ranting and raving

by Anonymousreply 15308/01/2020

What did the video say? It's saying page not available for me right now.

by Anonymousreply 15408/01/2020

"Not to be overlooked either is Trump's previous experience with TikTok.

Last month users claimed to have scuppered his Tulsa rally after signing up to tickets they had no intention of using.

And although there are Republican and conservative voices on TikTok, the profile of users in the US is generally young and liberal/left.

It's hard to believe that's not a factor here."

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by Anonymousreply 15508/01/2020

It was a "Tiktok Grandma" who started the massive trolling effort to fuck with his rally in Tulsa. So there.

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by Anonymousreply 15608/01/2020

Lots of analysis of why he’s posturing a ban (as if he’s able to do it!), mostly centering on anger at China or the Anti-Trump mischief of TikTok users.

I think the real reason is different. Trump admires dictators, the power they have over their people. The asshole has openly stated as much!

What’s one thing dictators do all the time in the 21st century? They limit access of the people to social media. Trump is just mimicking what he’s seen the Russians, Chinese and North Koreans do.

by Anonymousreply 15708/01/2020

Yeah

by Anonymousreply 15808/01/2020

Tiktok didn't fuck with the rally, they were not "reserved seats" tickets. So it didn't matter how many people signed up for it. And if they used real information to do so, all they did was provide the Trump campaign with a lot of user data. Totally pointless, much like TikTok Grandma who today dramatically told her fellow tweens to "be strong, we will get through this" as if she was being led to the ovens.

by Anonymousreply 15908/01/2020

He’s cutting it kind of close, less than 5 hours EST.

by Anonymousreply 16008/01/2020

r159, it would be easier to try to debunk Scientology to a Scientologist than to convince believers that the TikTok “ticket reservation” hoax had no effect on the number of available seats at the rally.

by Anonymousreply 16108/01/2020

R159, the point was Trump publicly humiliated. He BRAGGED about the "Millions" of people who wanted to attend his Tulsa rally to find out he was trolled by TikTok and K-Pop teenagers. This is the only time I've seen him without his tie and looking unkempt. Never mind the 100,000+ Covid deaths, this really upset and devastated him. It's like he can't function without his big rallies.

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by Anonymousreply 16208/01/2020

R162 that was his former campaign manager doing the bragging.

Tiktokers had no impact on the rally.

by Anonymousreply 16308/02/2020

You sure like defending him, R163, are you sure you don't work for Fox News?

Here is a You-Tube video where Trump is bragging about his rally in his own words and voice. "We have had so many sign-ups.....Over a million people requested tickets!"

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by Anonymousreply 16408/02/2020

Has it gone on to live another day, I’m to afraid to look.

by Anonymousreply 16508/02/2020

R164 it's not defending him to point out reality 🙄

by Anonymousreply 16608/02/2020

R133 Well, that's tiktok in a nutshell. People, mostly kids, lip syncing to something while having an idiotic expression on their faces. It's especially sad when grown-ups do it. Now, I never heard if this lady or seen anything by her, bit if she's tiktok popular, I already know she's as funny as testicular cancer.

by Anonymousreply 16708/02/2020

Who is the Norma Desmond of TikTok

by Anonymousreply 16808/02/2020

VPNs, moron.

by Anonymousreply 16908/02/2020

"Tiktok didn't fuck with the rally, they were not "reserved seats" tickets. So it didn't matter how many people signed up for it. And if they used real information to do so, all they did was provide the Trump campaign with a lot of user data. Totally pointless, much like TikTok Grandma who today dramatically told her fellow tweens to "be strong, we will get through this" as if she was being led to the ovens."

R159, Yes they did fuck with the rally. If the Trump admin knew those sign ups were false, they wouldn't have been boasting a packed attendance, and organizing an outdoor gathering to accommodate for the overflow. They got fooled, period. As for Brad Parscale's response when trying to cover up for this goof, that so called "lot's of user data" they provided was all JUNK data. It's useless. Do you think they were honestly entering their own personal email addresses and information? It made a mess of all their reporting and modeling. That's why the Trumper's took that form down once it was revealed they were being played.

by Anonymousreply 17008/02/2020

My nieces and nephews were among those who signed up for “tickets.”

They gave totally false “data” and were giggling with glee when they heard the Orange Julius and his team bragging about how big the Tulsa event was going to be based on that garbage.

by Anonymousreply 17108/02/2020

To quote Rolling Stone:

"Trump says he's banning TikTok, but Trump says a lot of things."

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by Anonymousreply 17208/02/2020

R172.

by Anonymousreply 17308/02/2020

More stupidity from Dump. Like Tiktok is the only app that tracks data. They all do, and Facebook/Instagram is the worst of the lot. Also, he does not have the authority to do squat about this with an executive order. They apply to government stuff, not private business.

by Anonymousreply 17408/02/2020

Byte, from the creators of Vine, is now the number two (one ahead of TikTok) free app in the App Store. A similar app called Triller is number one. Maybe this’ll be their shot.

by Anonymousreply 17508/02/2020

[quote]Tiktok didn't fuck with the rally

You missed the point. What the Tiktok effort did was fuck with their numbers and with the quality of the information the Trump administration received. Because of those bogus registrations, Parscale and Trump were openly bragging about a million people wanting to attend and preparing for overflow sessions and massive crowds.

They got humiliated and the information they got was so tainted that it had to basically be discarded.

by Anonymousreply 17608/02/2020

[quote]Like Tiktok is the only app that tracks data.

Trump's comments were stupid and there's no way he will, or can, "ban" TikTok but it is actually true that the TikTok app is pretty bad in its data harvesting and user tracking and in the permissions it requests.

by Anonymousreply 17708/02/2020

Apologies: I missed that R170 had already made those points.

by Anonymousreply 17808/02/2020

Who knew TikTok would be a tool for social activism?

by Anonymousreply 17908/02/2020

This is social activism?

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by Anonymousreply 18008/03/2020

[quote]R147 Honestly - I'm trying to figure out what I'm missing.

Why? Just like what you like.

Don’t force people to lead you by a ring through your nose.

by Anonymousreply 18108/03/2020

It's a pointless app used by people who are bored and want affirmation from others that they're as awesome as they think they are. All secretly want to go viral and be famous because going viral + ??? = Profit in their minds.

by Anonymousreply 18208/04/2020

People who say, "I'm just trying to understand what I'm missing" just want to be assured that they're more sophisticated than others. They're insecure.

by Anonymousreply 18308/04/2020

R142, If one needs to explain a joke.....

Okay, I'll try. It's her impeccable lip-synching (you do know that entire network programs have been built around this skill?). It's her facial expressions. It's often her non-speaking "other" (doctor, e.g.). And it's the inherent idiocy of Trump's vocabulary and syntax.

by Anonymousreply 18408/04/2020

China is the country that is actually guilty of every bad thing Israel is accused of.

by Anonymousreply 18508/04/2020

Is it or is it not going away?

by Anonymousreply 18608/04/2020

TikTok has said that they aren't going anywhere and Microsoft is also in the process of acquiring them

by Anonymousreply 18708/04/2020

R185 Stealing other people's land?

by Anonymousreply 18808/04/2020

You can’t steal land, unless you literally dig it up and haul it away. You can only alter its governance and individuals’ rights pertaining to it.

by Anonymousreply 18908/05/2020

^ Yeah, you are an idiot

by Anonymousreply 19008/05/2020

Instagram just changed its platform to be more like TikTok

by Anonymousreply 19108/06/2020

TikTok is more than social media. It’s art.

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by Anonymousreply 19208/06/2020

[quote]Instagram just changed its platform to be more like TikTok

In what way did IG change their format?

by Anonymousreply 19308/06/2020

Hah! I just opened a TikTok in retaliation and got huge reactions from my first two posts. What fun.

by Anonymousreply 19408/06/2020

[quote] In what way did IG change their format?

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by Anonymousreply 19508/06/2020

An Executive Order against TikTok's and WeChat's parent companies Bytedance and Tencent.

Section 1. (a) The following actions shall be prohibited beginning 45 days after the date of this order, to the extent permitted under applicable law: any transaction that is related to WeChat by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with Tencent Holdings Ltd. (a.k.a. Téngxùn Kònggǔ Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī), Shenzhen, China, or any subsidiary of that entity, as identified by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) under section 1(c) of this order.

Section 1. (a) The following actions shall be prohibited beginning 45 days after the date of this order, to the extent permitted under applicable law: any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd. (a.k.a. Zìjié Tiàodòng), Beijing, China, or its subsidiaries, in which any such company has any interest, as identified by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) under section 1(c) of this order.

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by Anonymousreply 19608/06/2020

Trump gives TikTok 45 days to complete potential sale to Microsoft

by Anonymousreply 19708/06/2020

"Problem is tiktok and zoom have both really benefitted from the pandemic and both have financial ties to China."

Trump has financial ties to China, should he ban himself?

by Anonymousreply 19808/07/2020

He can't! Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

by Anonymousreply 19908/07/2020

Weird that freepers bitch about the nanny state and big government, but don't care about shit like this

by Anonymousreply 20008/07/2020

r199 Perhaps you missed the part about this being an EXECUTIVE ORDER. Congress had nothing to do with it.

by Anonymousreply 20108/07/2020

r201, Republicans think their freedom of speech is being violated if twitter suspends them

by Anonymousreply 20208/07/2020

It is unenforceable.

by Anonymousreply 20308/07/2020

MA, DO SOMETHING !!!

If he takes away TikTok, I may have to get a real job.

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by Anonymousreply 20408/07/2020

He's full of it

by Anonymousreply 20508/07/2020
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