Trump Tried To Project America From It, Dems Said It Was ‘Impossible’ & Now It’s Happening

In July of 2020 former President Trump announced that he was concerned about the social media app Tik Tok and attempted ban the app.

The social media app owned by a CCP-controlled company was discovered to collect an abnormal amount of data on its server. In January of 2019, an investigation uncovered that the app collected location data, images, and biometrics which was being shared with the CCP. The threat was so severe that the Democratic National Committee warned staff to take additional security measures while using TikTok.

On July 7, 2020, the Trump administration announced they were considering banning the social platform because it posed a security threat. Democrats scoffed at the idea claiming it violated free speech.

About a month later, the Chinese backed firm that owned Tik Tik announced they would divest and Microsoft assumed day-to-day operations in America. Democrats said the deal with Microsoft would make it impossible for the CCP to gather data on Americans using the Tik Tok app because the data stored on the servers were kept in the USA and Singapore.

Well…they were wrong.

Leaked audio from 80 internal Tik Tok meetings show that US user data is being accessed at will by the CCP.

From Buzzfeed:

For years, TikTok has responded to data privacy concerns by promising that information gathered about users in the United States is stored in the United States, rather than China, where ByteDance, the video platform’s parent company, is located. But according to leaked audio from more than 80 internal TikTok meetings, China-based employees of ByteDance have repeatedly accessed nonpublic data about US TikTok users — exactly the type of behavior that inspired former president Donald Trump to threaten to ban the app in the United States.

The recordings leaked to Buzzfeed show that China has accessed US data at least nine different times between September 2021 and January 2022. Leaked recordings include small group meetings with company leaders to an all-hands-on-deck company security meeting.

The Buzzfeed report shows that the US overseers of Tik Tok have no idea how to stop China from accessing user data and barely understand how the software works.

More from Buzzfeed:

Additionally, four of the recordings contain conversations in which employees responsible for certain internal tools could not figure out what parts of those tools did. In a November 2021 meeting, a data scientist explained that for many tools, “nobody has really documented, uh, like, a how-to. And there are items within the tools that nobody knows what they’re for.”

This is just another fine example showing that Trump was right all along.

Buzzfeed