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A ban on TikTok is a ban on you and your voice! CEO vows to fight US ban

In a bold and impassioned TikTok video, CEO Shou Chew directly addressed recent US legislative efforts to ban the popular social media platform.

Chew’s heartfelt message echoed the concerns of millions of TikTok users across the country, highlighting the potential impact of such a ban on the vibrant community that has flourished on the app.

“Everyone, it’s Shou here,” Chew began, addressing TikTok’s massive user base. “As you may have heard, Congress passed a bill, which the president signed into law, to ban TikTok in the United States. This would take TikTok away from you and the 170 million Americans who find community and connection on our platform.”

Chew left no room for ambiguity, declaring: “Make no mistake, this is a ban. A ban on TikTok and a ban on you and your voice. He warned against confusion being spread by politicians, claiming that many of the bill’s supporters had openly admitted that the ultimate goal was to ban TikTok.


Response to TikTok Ban Bill

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Chew expressed disappointment at the turn of events, insisting that the spirit of free speech on TikTok was in line with core American values. “It’s basically ironic because the freedom of expression on TikTok reflects the same American values that make the United States a beacon of freedom,” he noted.

Despite the difficult circumstances, Chew assured TikTok users that the platform would continue to fight for their rights in the courts. “Rest assured, we’re not going anywhere,” he reiterated.

“We are confident and we will continue to fight for your rights in the courts. The facts and the Constitution are on our side. We expect to prevail again,” he said.

Chew highlighted the diverse and vibrant community that defines TikTok, emphasising its importance in the lives of millions.

“Our community is full of people who’ve found acceptance and compassion, who’ve found inspiration and encouragement, who’ve found awareness and perspective, who’ve found more joy and happiness in their lives,” he said.

Chew also underscored TikTok’s commitment to data security and user safety, confirming that the platform has implemented safeguards that are unmatched by its peers.

“Through our data security efforts in the US, we have built safeguards that no other peer company has done. We have invested billions of dollars to protect your data and keep our platform free from outside manipulation,” he assured.

Chew reiterated TikTok’s commitment to its extraordinary community and pledged to continue investing in innovation to ensure a vibrant, exciting and safe platform for all users.

“And we’ll keep working to make sure you always have the opportunity, safety and freedom to enjoy it all. TikTok has to offer,” he concluded, leaving TikTok users with a sense of optimism and determination in the face of adversity.

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