A 3D printed Tik Tok logo is seen in front of U.S. flag in this illustration taken on Oct. 6, 2020. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters) Commentary
TikTok is on a rampage, expanding into music, online purchases, search engines, fulfillment centers, and warehouses to rival not only Instagram, Facebook, and Google, but eventually Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. TikTok, and the Chinese regime that controls it, would like to be America’s “everything app,” an idea that Elon Musk is thinking about, too.
Bad ideas come in pairs, and just as TikTok and Musk seek to control your phone and purchases, they also promote the increasing control of Beijing over Taiwan. The regime has a powerful influence over Musk and TikTok because they both have close business ties to China.
On Oct. 7, the Financial Times published an interview with Musk in which he advocates turning Taiwan into a “special administrative zone” of China, like Hong Kong. Taiwan’s government was not pleased and responded that freedom is “not for sale.”
TikTok is owned by Bytedance, headquartered in Beijing. If Musk owned Twitter, that place of moderate free speech could converge with and eventually be eclipsed by TikTok through the same kind of pressure from Beijing that likely led to Musk’s kowtow on Taiwan. A woman walks past the headquarters of ByteDance, the parent company of video sharing app TikTok, in Beijing on Sept. 16, 2020. (Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images) We can’t trust a China-linked billionaire to own our freedom of speech. Neither can we trust what TikTok’s algorithms feed us daily. The evidence shows that on controversial topics, it serves its users misinformation , geared to Beijing’s interests, at the top of their feeds.
We can expect new TikTok content and sales algorithms to serve sanitized media and products, with no “Free East Turkistan” music or […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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