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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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.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||08/07/2020|
But where will we find half-naked white twinks?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/31/2020|
And with one stroke of the pen, he puts 450 Broadway whore-us boys out of work.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||07/31/2020|
What will happen to our gay Italian chef?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/31/2020|
There’s some dancing girl who’s like TikTok’s biggest celebrity. What will she do now?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||07/31/2020|
Is he gay r4?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/31/2020|
An Executive Order only applies to actions of the US executive branch, ding dong! You cannot reach companies, foreign or domestic, this way.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/31/2020|
R3 is so hot bro
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/31/2020|
PO(tu)S doesn’t like ANYthing that draws attention away from him.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/31/2020|
His bro Hunter
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/31/2020|
He just lost all the youth vote
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/31/2020|
Will Ke$ah lose money if there’s no TikTok?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/31/2020|
The meltdown on Twitter is starting. Will this make them vote in November?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/31/2020|
August will be a month of riots
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/31/2020|
One is having a meltdown about deplatforming.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/31/2020|
Is he gone do dis wiz OnlyFans to? Asking fo friend who is gone to need new job soon
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/31/2020|
r1 I guess all the fine muscle slut white boys will have have to migrate somewhere else.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/31/2020|
How is this even possible?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||07/31/2020|
How is this constitutional? What if he decided tomorrow to ban YouTube?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/31/2020|
R21 hot thing right now. It went like this:
Twitter --> Kik --> Snap --> Twitter again --> Tiktok
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/31/2020|
You missed Vine.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/31/2020|
Can’t you also pretty much do this on IG too?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/31/2020|
R24 You're right! Vine was BIG back in the day!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/31/2020|
First they came for TikTok, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a TikToker...
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/31/2020|
R3 are you at all familiar with human nature and basic drives?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/31/2020|
I'll stick with Tribe.net
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/31/2020|
Pull the plug.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/31/2020|
You bitches know he’s doing this as revenge for Tulsa, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/31/2020|
[quote]You bitches know he’s doing this as revenge for Tulsa, right?
You leave my Tulsa out of this.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||07/31/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 35||07/31/2020|
I think we should be allowed to vote via TikTok.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||07/31/2020|
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
-just another distraction from all the other terrible things he's responsible for in the news
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/31/2020|
R6 = Russian commie.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/31/2020|
So FaceBook if FaceBook is the boomer network and TikTok for zoomers. Where do the rest of us fit in?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/31/2020|
R37 also believed in WMDs.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/31/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 42||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||07/31/2020|
Who cares. Cancel this dangerous spy op.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||07/31/2020|
Soo.....guns? OK. Confederate monuments? OK. Police brutality? OK.
TikTok? Must be banned
|by Anonymous||reply 48||07/31/2020|
Why does Putin want the US to stop using TikTok?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||07/31/2020|
A few less children will be abused for likes.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||07/31/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 51||07/31/2020|
R3 Sarah Cooper uses TikTok for her parody videos.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||07/31/2020|
TikTokers will be fine as Uncle Bill Gates swoops to the rescue.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||07/31/2020|
So does anybody know the legality of this? Can an idiot president ban anything he wants?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||07/31/2020|
Sorry little whores!!!
BYE BYE!!! (And good riddance)
|by Anonymous||reply 57||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||07/31/2020|
Doesn't he know that people will just move to another app to make fun of him?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||07/31/2020|
RIP TikTok hoes and all the trolls that constantly post about them on here
|by Anonymous||reply 61||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 62||07/31/2020|
r62, phone carriers will ban the app. It's happened with others.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||08/01/2020|
Good riddance to another Chinese spyware. Hope Grindr is next.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||08/01/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||08/01/2020|
grindr is not chinese anymore...
|by Anonymous||reply 66||08/01/2020|
I hope all the kidz were up all night making the protest TikToks and uploading them to the Youtube.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||08/01/2020|
Why is he such a cunt?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||08/01/2020|
R54's reply is 100% non-English-speaking troll.
No one else noticed this?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||08/01/2020|
I despise Dump but don’t have a problem with this.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 73||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||08/01/2020|
r74 = Addison Rae
|by Anonymous||reply 75||08/01/2020|
[quote]I despise Dump but don’t have a problem with this.
Because you're an authoritarian.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||08/01/2020|
Let's hope he shuts down DL next!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||08/01/2020|
[quote]Good riddance to another Chinese spyware. Hope Grindr is next.
You mean any company that features users that hurt Trump's ego.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||08/01/2020|
Who the fuck is Addison Rae?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||08/01/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 80||08/01/2020|
Yes, only US-based high-risk security threat apps should be allowed to operate on American telecommunications networks and devices.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||08/01/2020|
You guys would never have seen Harrison if it weren't for TikTok
|by Anonymous||reply 82||08/01/2020|
Is it gone yet? I’m kinda expecting to hear the forlorn whaling of hundreds of thousands of teens when it happens.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||08/01/2020|
R83 It's wailing not whaling.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||08/01/2020|
He must want to stop Sarah Cooper from humiliating him.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||08/01/2020|
How to tick tack
|by Anonymous||reply 86||08/01/2020|
Is Edwin on suicide watch?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||08/01/2020|
Simmer down, Herman Melville.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||08/01/2020|
This is in retaliation against the Conway daughter, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 90||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 91||08/01/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 92||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 93||08/01/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 94||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 95||08/01/2020|
R84 No I mean whaling, like hitting the walls or each other out of frustration.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 97||08/01/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 98||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 99||08/01/2020|
"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 Anonymous||reply 100||08/01/2020|
Trump is playing a dangerous game.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||08/01/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 102||08/01/2020|
Well maybe rump has nothing else to do right now? It might be his slow season.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||08/01/2020|
I’m refreshing every 30 seconds expecting it to disappear.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||08/01/2020|
I’m wanking off to Noah Beck and Blake Gray as fast as I can!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||08/01/2020|
R98 it was just TV ads in a few states, not "his campaign ads" in their entirety.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 107||08/01/2020|
I hope the TikTok troll is on suicide watch!
|by Anonymous||reply 108||08/01/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 109||08/01/2020|
its still up. anyway just my observation but most tiktokers hate trump even before this.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||08/01/2020|
Zoomers don't seem to understand "today" vs. "tomorrow".
|by Anonymous||reply 111||08/01/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||08/01/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 113||08/01/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 114||08/01/2020|
Stupid zoomers don't even know how to whale properly!
|by Anonymous||reply 115||08/01/2020|
every generation has a painful breakup. gen z and tik tok. millennials and vine. gen x and cultural relevance
|by Anonymous||reply 116||08/01/2020|
R116 and capitalization and grammar
|by Anonymous||reply 117||08/01/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 118||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 119||08/01/2020|
He just lost the election for sure. Revenge of the 18 - 21 year olds is coming.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||08/01/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 121||08/01/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||08/01/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 123||08/01/2020|
This never happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 125||08/01/2020|
Why did Vine go bankrupt? It was exactly same shit as TikTok
|by Anonymous||reply 126||08/01/2020|
It couldn’t make money off the platform
|by Anonymous||reply 127||08/01/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 129||08/01/2020|
[quote]He routinely says shit like this.
In fact, he did the TikTok ban thing last week, and two weeks before that.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||08/01/2020|
Where else has so many hot dudes showing off?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||08/01/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 133||08/01/2020|
What does her age have to do with anything!
|by Anonymous||reply 134||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 135||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 136||08/01/2020|
Well, personally, r133, I'd say that you're missing a sense of humor, but that's just me.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||08/01/2020|
Okay, then explain to me why it's funny, R137. Thrill me with your acumen.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||08/01/2020|
If Biden said ban TikTok because it was Russian spyware you’d all be cheering.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||08/01/2020|
For those who understand, R138, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not, no explanation would suffice.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||08/01/2020|
No, R139, we wouldn't, because we aren't as stupid as you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||08/01/2020|
Ah, so in other words you can't explain it, R140.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 143||08/01/2020|
Ugh, is this going to accidentally make TikTok cool?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 145||08/01/2020|
Maybe this will get rid of Edwina.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 147||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 148||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 149||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 150||08/01/2020|
Not a crazy strategy
|by Anonymous||reply 151||08/01/2020|
The official TikTok account posted this today.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||08/01/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 153||08/01/2020|
What did the video say? It's saying page not available for me right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||08/01/2020|
"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."
|by Anonymous||reply 155||08/01/2020|
It was a "Tiktok Grandma" who started the massive trolling effort to fuck with his rally in Tulsa. So there.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 157||08/01/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 158||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 159||08/01/2020|
He’s cutting it kind of close, less than 5 hours EST.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 161||08/01/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||08/01/2020|
R162 that was his former campaign manager doing the bragging.
Tiktokers had no impact on the rally.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||08/02/2020|
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!"
|by Anonymous||reply 164||08/02/2020|
Has it gone on to live another day, I’m to afraid to look.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||08/02/2020|
R164 it's not defending him to point out reality 🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 166||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 167||08/02/2020|
Who is the Norma Desmond of TikTok
|by Anonymous||reply 168||08/02/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 169||08/02/2020|
"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 Anonymous||reply 170||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 171||08/02/2020|
To quote Rolling Stone:
"Trump says he's banning TikTok, but Trump says a lot of things."
|by Anonymous||reply 172||08/02/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 173||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 174||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 175||08/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 176||08/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 177||08/02/2020|
Apologies: I missed that R170 had already made those points.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||08/02/2020|
Who knew TikTok would be a tool for social activism?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||08/02/2020|
This is social activism?
|by Anonymous||reply 180||08/03/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 181||08/03/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 182||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 183||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 184||08/04/2020|
China is the country that is actually guilty of every bad thing Israel is accused of.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||08/04/2020|
Is it or is it not going away?
|by Anonymous||reply 186||08/04/2020|
TikTok has said that they aren't going anywhere and Microsoft is also in the process of acquiring them
|by Anonymous||reply 187||08/04/2020|
R185 Stealing other people's land?
|by Anonymous||reply 188||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 189||08/05/2020|
^ Yeah, you are an idiot
|by Anonymous||reply 190||08/05/2020|
Instagram just changed its platform to be more like TikTok
|by Anonymous||reply 191||08/06/2020|
TikTok is more than social media. It’s art.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||08/06/2020|
[quote]Instagram just changed its platform to be more like TikTok
In what way did IG change their format?
|by Anonymous||reply 193||08/06/2020|
Hah! I just opened a TikTok in retaliation and got huge reactions from my first two posts. What fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||08/06/2020|
[quote] In what way did IG change their format?
|by Anonymous||reply 195||08/06/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||08/06/2020|
Trump gives TikTok 45 days to complete potential sale to Microsoft
|by Anonymous||reply 197||08/06/2020|
"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 Anonymous||reply 198||08/07/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 199||08/07/2020|
Weird that freepers bitch about the nanny state and big government, but don't care about shit like this
|by Anonymous||reply 200||08/07/2020|
r199 Perhaps you missed the part about this being an EXECUTIVE ORDER. Congress had nothing to do with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||08/07/2020|
r201, Republicans think their freedom of speech is being violated if twitter suspends them
|by Anonymous||reply 202||08/07/2020|
It is unenforceable.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||08/07/2020|
MA, DO SOMETHING !!!
If he takes away TikTok, I may have to get a real job.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||08/07/2020|
He's full of it
|by Anonymous||reply 205||08/07/2020|
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