Fareed Zakaria, a renowned journalist and commentator, argued against the proposed legislation to ban TikTok, acknowledging valid concerns about data privacy and national security. However, he also highlighted alarming questions about the potential dangers of granting excessive power to the government and the erosion of freedom of information in the digital age. Zakaria further pointed out that the ban on TikTok could have broader implications for the future of technology and the internet, potentially setting a precedent for other countries to follow suit in regulating foreign-owned social media platforms. He emphasized the importance of comprehensive data privacy laws instead of resorting to app-specific bans.
Fareed Zakaria’s speech.
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