Mar 12, 2024

Trump says a ban on TikTok would only help Facebook

Former US President Donald Trump has criticised a congressional bill to force TikTok's parent company to sell the app or see it banned in the US. Mr Trump, who attempted to ban TikTok in 2020 while in the White House, said the proposal would give unfair advantages to Facebook owner Meta. "Without TikTok, you can make Facebook bigger, and I consider Facebook to be an enemy of the people," Mr Trump told NBC on Monday. "There are a lot of people on TikTok that love it. There are a lot of young kids on TikTok who will go crazy without it," Mr Trump said. In 2020, Mr Trump signed a presidential executive order that directed ByteDance to sell off TikTok within 90 days. In his interview with NBC, Mr Trump said he agreed with those who see TikTok as a national security threat, but argued that Facebook was also a threat to the American government.

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