Internet Governance

09/28/2020

Selina Wang on CNN Newsroom: TikTok’s Temporary Win

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

And even other large tech companies are criticizing the Trump administration’s approach. NetChoice, which is a trade group that represents big tech companies like Facebook and Google said that quote, there is no previous example in U.S. history of a complete ban on a media platform that deprives 1/4 of the U.S. population access to information on that platform.

This group also warned that this ban could give foreign governments a reason to prevent American companies from accessing their markets basically providing a blueprint for how to make life difficult for American companies abroad. So the stakes here, Rosemary, are incredibly high. The outcome of this deal is going to shape U.S./China tensions moving forward, as well as potentially altering the course of the global internet landscape.

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