WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- Protests were sparked as a result of conservative political commentator Michale Knowles visit to Purdue University on Thursday.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments that Biden, as the nations chief executive, has the same authority as the CEO of a private company.
The decision to cancel an after-school Drag & Donuts event at Orlandos Boone High School allegedly after a threat came from the Florida Department of Education exposes both the district and the state government to a potential federal lawsuit.
Republicans failed to mount the necessary two-thirds votes needed in the House to override the president’s veto of the ESG investment bill.
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STORY: TikToks CEO in the hot seat Thursday. Shou Zi Chew faced hours of tough questions from U.S. lawmakers at a Congressional hearing who are convinced the Chinese-owned short video app should be barred for being a potential national security threat to the United States.Committee chair Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers: “TikTok collects nearly every data point imaginable – from people’s location to what they type and copy, who they talk to, to biometric data and more.”We do not trust TikTok will ever embrace American values – values for freedom, human rights and innovation. TikTok has repeatedly chosen the path for more control, more surveillance and more manipulation.TikTok says it has more than 150 million American users and has faced sharp accusations that its its U.S. user data would be shared with the Chinese government and that it fails to adequately protect children from harm.Chew began his testimony by highlighting his Singaporean roots and tried to show the company is independent from the Chinese government China.”We do not promote or remove content at the request of the Chinese government,” “it is our commitment to this committee and all our users that we will keep it free from any manipulation by any government.”Chews testimony capped a week of actions by the Chinese company aimed at convincing Americans and their lawmakers that the app creates economic value and supports free speech amid growing calls to ban it.Several members of the committee also pressed Chew about their concerns about the lack of content moderation on the platform including Republican representative Bob Latta who discussed the death of a girl who took part in a choking challenge she found out about on the app.”Unfortunately, this is one of the many devastating examples of children losing their lives because of content promoted by TikTok.””Congressman, as a father myself, when I hear about the tragic deaths of people, it’s heartbreaking.””Do you find that good-faith moderation?””Well Congressman, Section 230 is a very complex issue.””Yes or no?””We are very focused on safety. And all these dangers…”Im going to take as a noTikTok says it rigorously screens content that could harm children and has spent more than 1-point-5 billion dollars on a security project to story store TikToks U.S. user data and keep it away from others.Last week the company said that President Joe Bidens administration demanded TIkToks Chinese owners divest their stakes in the app or face a potential ban. Chinas Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that forcing a sale of TikTok would seriously damage the confidence of investors around the world when it comes to investing in the U.S. and that China would oppose it.
North Carolina received final approval for a deal for Medicaid expansion. The bill marked a turning point in debate over whether state should accept federal government aid.
Representative Jamaal Bowman (D- NY) joins Andrea Mitchell to react to the House TikTok hearing, where members grilled the social media giant’s CEO over data security on the app. I’m a sitting member of Congress. We have never received one briefing explaining the dangers of TikTok and how TikTok is a national security risk. So this is a rush to judgment without having a larger conversation around the harms of social media in general, says Bowman. Our data right now on Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Instagram, our data right now is available for purchase, for sale, for trading, and it is currently being shared with foreign governments and foreign companies without our consent, without our knowledge. So let’s talk about all social media companies, what the harms are, and then federal legislation to deal with those issues instead of scapegoating TikTok.
Mississippi residents will continue being unable to bypass lawmakers and put policy proposals on statewide ballots.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The popular social media and video app TikTok was the focus of a congressional hearing. The apps CEO was in the hot seat, getting grilled by congressional members concerned about the apps data privacy and its links to the Chinese government.
The Republican-controlled North Carolina General Assembly has given final legislative approval to a Medicaid expansion agreement.