Did Elon Musk know he was buying into an insidious public-private partnership when he bought Twitter? From Sundance at theconservativetreehouse.com:
… And if he does, the outlook is worse.
According to both the Senate Intelligence Committee (SSCI), via Chairman Mark Warner, and the House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) via Mike Turner, the Chinese social media platform TikTok represents a “national security risk” to the United States. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, soon to be the vice-presidential candidate for the DeSantis-Noem 2024 ticket, has also called TikTok a national security threat and banned it in the state. Now, think about that carefully.
What is it about a social media app allowing short video sharing that would constitute a national security risk? The answer is not about dog and cat videos, or dancing diatribes or funny, weird or goofy content; nor is the national security risk attached to any data of the app users or content providers. The national security risk is found in the ability to influence public opinion that is not under the control of the United States government, or more specifically the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS).
The need for control is a reaction to fear. TikTok, as a social media platform, is not considered a national security threat because the Chinese government can control it. TikTok is considered a national security threat because the United States government does not control it.
For several years CTH has been outlining the relationship between DHS and social media. Currently, the headlines are filled with stories about Twitter and revelations of censorship and government influence coming from the purchase of the platform by Elon Musk. I promise you things are not what they seem.