After rising to prominence, particularly among young people, TikTok is coming under increased scrutiny from the US government. Photo: Reuters After rising to prominence, particularly among young people, TikTok is coming under increased scrutiny from the US government. Photo: Reuters
After rising to prominence, particularly among young people, TikTok is coming under increased scrutiny from the US government. Photo: Reuters
Chauncey Jung
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Chauncey Jung

US election: TikTok in the firing line over Trump campaign fears of China influence

  • In addition to the struggling economy, deteriorating China relations and the rising number of Covid-19 cases, Trump faces critical policy decisions on cybersecurity and preventing foreign interference
  • A ban on TikTok in the US could be seen as a deliberate suppression of free speech for partisan reasons, triggering higher turnouts among young people more inclined to vote against Trump

After rising to prominence, particularly among young people, TikTok is coming under increased scrutiny from the US government. Photo: Reuters After rising to prominence, particularly among young people, TikTok is coming under increased scrutiny from the US government. Photo: Reuters
After rising to prominence, particularly among young people, TikTok is coming under increased scrutiny from the US government. Photo: Reuters
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Chauncey Jung

Chauncey Jung

Chauncey Jung is a political analyst with a special focus on international affairs, technology, and China’s growing influence on liberal democracies. He previously worked for several Chinese Internet companies in Beijing.