Don't Ban TikTok. Use It as a Bargaining Chip
• One can think of many reasons to worry about TikTok , the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform. Its executives seem to lie habitually. Its opaque algorithms and data-collection capabilities appear to be tailor-made to spread propaganda or collect sensitive information. Quite frankly, many of the most popular videos on the app seem positively deranged.
• Even so: Banning the company outright — as Congress is now contemplating — is a bad idea.
Source : Bloomberg Businessweek February 6,2023 , Page 8