TikTok ban affirms personal data should only be stolen by American companies as God intended

In what conservatives are saying is an affirmation of Americans’ God-given rights, Congress is considering banning the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok over allegations of spying on American citizens. 

“This ban is long overdue,” professional lobbyist Mark “Z” told The Daily Inquisition. “Foreign owned and operated companies simply cannot be allowed to harvest Americans’ personal data without their explicit consent.”

“That’s a job only for American companies,” he added. “Maybe also the American government.”

Like many social media companies, TikTok has been found to gather a variety of sensitive information from users. As the law stands, the application does this legally through backchannel layers of obscure terms and conditions that give away all personal rights. Experts say this is especially sinister coming from a rival superpower like China, which may use the data to hurt American defense.

“That terms and conditions stuff was my thing first,” Mark lamented. “And it should only be used to sell private information to unvetted third parties, marketing agencies, and local law enforcement.”

“TikTok has just gone too far.”

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew defended his company before Congress, but controversy still remains about the firm and its parent company, ByteDance. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill that would ban the popular video application nationwide, which is expected to receive a vote after continued discussion.

“This legislation is urgent and necessary,” Senator Rubio said. “It’s time we give Americans back their God-given right to be spied upon only by domestic powers.”

The Daily Inquisition reached out to God, who affirmed he does support a TikTok ban.