Block TikTok? The U.S. Response to Chinese Apps

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Date(s) - Jul. 28, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


TikTok is the latest Chinese app to take off in the United States. However, there are concerns that China’s government could be using the app to surveil Americans.  Critics argue that the specter of this surveillance is enough to boycott or even impose an outright ban on the app. Others suggest that the app does not pose such a grave risk and that policymakers should allow the marketplace to balance the potential risks and tradeoffs. Should the government regulate the app market?  Can any apps from China be trusted?

Register here for the Zoom Webinar to watch the Lincoln Network and the National Security Institute discuss these and other questions.


Marshall Kosloff, Director of Outreach and Media, Lincoln Network



Milton Mueller, Director of Georgia Tech’s Internet Governance Project



Klon Kitchen, Director of the Center for Technology Policy at the Heritage Foundation



Ashkhen Kazaryan, Director of Civil Liberties, TechFreedom

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