The Congressional hearings to ban TikTok in the United States have been a hot topic of discussion recently. While there are concerns about the app’s security and data privacy, there is another issue that is not being discussed: the potential for a TikTok ban to lead to voter suppression.
Young people, who are a key demographic in elections, make up a significant portion of TikTok’s user base. By banning the app, the government would be disenfranchising a large group of voters who use TikTok as a platform to express their political opinions and engage with others about elections. It is important to remember that the youth vote is crucial in many elections and can often be the deciding factor in close races.Read more