Why is Banning an App a Bad Idea?

Will Duffield,

Release Date
April 28, 2021


Free Markets and Capitalism Tech

In 2020, former President Trump expressed his wish to ban the app “Tiktok,” arguing that it constituted a violation of the privacy of millions of Americans.

We talked to Will Duffield, from the CATO Institute, and James Carafano, from the Heritage Institute, to understand the multiple points of view on this issue.

Was Tiktok providing the data from millions of Americans to the Chinese government? Is banning Tiktok a viable solution? How would other countries react to this intervention?

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