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I am not on TikTok and it should be banned

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Managing Real Estate Broker with ERA American Real Estate

I started this post by doing a search on AR for TikTok It says there are over 300 post on here. I did read through a bit of them and found there are some that said what I had hope they would say Bytedance is the parent company of TikTok and some members here don't trust that company.

What I haven't seen covered in post (there could be one didn't read all 300) is why we shouldn't use it and why it should be banned.

In no particular order lets get into it. 

Studies have found TikTok is harmful to children.  Neuroscience is the study of the brain they have been researching the brain for decades, while they don't know everything they know a good bit.

Human Brain Project this is just one example. There have been billions spent on multiple projects to study the brain (as it should have been) to understand what happens in the brain in each section of the brain. 

 

You can read about the spread of functional tics here  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8564820/ 

"Tics and TikTok: Functional Tics Spread Through Social Media"

the above study is from the National Library of Medicine 

Keeping in mind brains are still developing until the age of 25

"Maturation of the adolescent brain"

Maturation of the adolescent brain - PMC (nih.gov)

Teen girls are seeking medical help for mysterious tics. They might be from TikTok (yahoo.com)

 

When you go back and understand to look at the traffic pattern of the app, they were pushing underage kids toward certain post. 

 

Then we get onto the apps promotion to kids of dangerous activity challenges 

https://www.krgv.com/news/schools-step-up-security-in-response-to-threats-on-tiktok bomb threats all these could of been slowed on feeding in kids feeds 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/10/08/slap-teacher-tiktok-challenge-condemned-tiktok-and-schools 

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a38603617/blackout-challenge-tiktok-2021 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tiktok-outlet-challenge-sparks-safety-concerns-from-fire-officials 

https://nypost.com/2022/03/14/doctors-slam-influencers-for-injecting-fish-tank-cleaner-to-fight-aging/ 

https://nypost.com/2021/10/08/docs-warn-of-tiktok-dry-scooping-challenge-after-heart-attack 

https://nypost.com/2022/02/22/tiktok-trend-sees-influencers-inhale-tanning-nasal-sprays 

In a country such as ours where we still allow companies to use Subliminal marketing I see no way to consider this company a good standing actor with goodwill. Despite the money they spent in the last year with ads saying they do good for the community.

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-people-on-tiktok-are-acting-holocaust-911-abuse-victims-2020-8 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/tiktok-algorithm-sex-drugs-minors-11631052944 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandralevine/2022/04/27/how-tiktok-live-became-a-strip-club-filled-with-15-year-olds/ 

 

I feel I am the right person to write this post as some try to dismiss people by saying they dont understand the tech or they are anti tech if you follow along with my posts you know that would deserve a face palm 🤦‍♂️

Even those that claim to be absolutist on free speech understand on their tech platforms they have to abide by laws and common decency acts. 

https://firstamendment.mtsu.edu/article/communications-decency-act-and-section-230/ 

My thoughts are this could lead to a revision on the section 230 here in the United States. 

I support the bill to ban TikTok. I am in a military area and have met with high ranking officials there is no way I would have this on my phone. 

I dont believe people following me on my post would claim well your anti Chinese. I have been vocal about not supporting bans on country of origin with the Florida bill which happen to target the Chinese community. I am also proud to have taken the training At Home With Diversity as well as many study courses on other cultures through diversity training beyond my actions of working with everyone in my real estate career. 🤦‍♂️

How can you comply with state law in Florida a violatio (activerain.com)

 

I won't be responding to bots if they show in the comments on this post, I do try to respond to other members when I get notifications but if its blank profiles not so much and yes there are state actors (bots) that are created to look for negative post on social media platforms that say anything negative about TikTok. I dont think we have that problem as much in the ActiveRain network.  

I first really paid attention to the manipulation of the currency by China as a state actor around the time of the late 2000's when there were many economists that said they are devaluing their currency to get an unfair trade advantage. 

If CNBC tries to tell you the growth potential of China is too great to pass up, look into their rubber stamp from respected accounting firms on their income statement filings when trading on America exchanges a quick google search will give you plenty of examples. You can also watch this  The China Hustle (2017) - IMDb the country of China has had no laws to protect scam artists taking money from foreign countries so when you go to invest you really need to know what your doing and with who, in my opinion. 

The joint venture requirements that American companies would take American tech for short term gains in China when China requires the tech to be on site in China only to have it reverse engineered, I have been surprised at those companies willing to do this, but share prices went up for a short time and the CEOs retired. If your interested in that topic you can watch this. 

 Sneak Peak: China's Corporate Spy War (cnbc.com)

TikTok ban: How China’s security laws are fueling fears (axios.com)

In short yes TikTok should be banned, yes spying is real, harm to children is real. 

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Comments(4)

Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Hot enough for ya?

Brandon, I can't even follow along... your thought process here is so random it's as though the post was written by artificial intelligence.

Mar 25, 2024 01:21 PM
Brandon Jordan

Thank you for viewing the post and comment. What part is hard for you to following along with? 

 

Mar 25, 2024 01:51 PM
Brandon Jordan
ERA American Real Estate - Crestview, FL

Here is a high overview video if this helps let me know.  Visla

Mar 25, 2024 01:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Brandon - there are many subjects that are above my grasp.  Intellectually and beyond.  What I do know (or seem to understand some, maybe most of the time) that consequences are part of decision-making.  Intended and otherwise.  Thank you for the look even though it is likely just a glimpse.  

Mar 26, 2024 03:45 AM
Brandon Jordan

Thank you for checking out the post and comment. What might be most telling to me is a Congress that cant agree on hardly anything, came out of a closed door session and voted unanimously to pass the bill out of committee and move a step closer to the Senate.

Mar 26, 2024 09:14 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Brandon Jordan in the end you agree TikTok should be banned.  Thank you for your post and research on this subject.  😎

Mar 28, 2024 08:40 AM
Brandon Jordan

Eileen Burns 954.483.3912 it is a failure of our elected officials to say the least to allow a foreign country to manipulate our data privacy and security, so many organizations have yelled as much as they could that this is harming children it just is a sad situation. I dont know how anyone reads just this one example and stays on that platform https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandralevine/2022/04/27/how-tiktok-live-became-a-strip-club-filled-with-15-year-olds/ 

Mar 28, 2024 09:10 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912

Some of us were reluctant from the beginning and we did have a leader who was also against it big time😎

Mar 28, 2024 10:44 AM