In light of the forthcoming Senate vote on the TikTok ban, many are concerned about the bill’s fine print which could lead to governmental overreach in the style of the Patriot Act of 2001.

In this video, Patrick Bet-David explores the similarities and differences between the two and discusses the potential impact on social media freedom and privacy.

The House bill for banning TikTok was supported by establishment politicians in both parties. Yet at the same time, representatives as disparate as Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) opposed it, as did both Donald Trump and Elon Musk.

In regard to the bill, Trump specifically said: “There’s a lot of good and there’s a lot of bad … Without TikTok, you can make Facebook bigger, and I consider Facebook to be an enemy of the people. 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.”

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said she would not be voting for the bill, explaining that it was “incredibly rushed from committee to vote in four days, with little explanation,” and suggested there were “serious antitrust and privacy questions here, and any national security concerns should be laid out to the public prior to a vote.”

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Meanwhile, the Biden administration is fully in support of the legislation, with National Security Adviser John Kirby saying: “We’re glad the House took it up. And we urge the Senate to move swiftly on this.”

Support for banning TikTok among the US adult population declined from 50 percent in March 2023 to 38 percent in October 2023, according to Pew Research Center.

Only 18 percent of teens support a TikTok ban. Additionally, Republicans are more likely to support a TikTok bank—although this number declined from 60 percent in March to 50 percent in October. Only 29 percent of registered Democrats said they would support a ban as of October.

Watch the rest of the video to learn more about the reasons for and against banning the controversial social media platform.

Also check out Patrick’s appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” where he discusses the ban:

Shane Devine is a writer covering politics, economics, and culture for Valuetainment. Follow Shane on X (Twitter).

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