Rand Paul smacks down bipartisan TikTok ban bills: 'Goes against the First Amendment'

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2023
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., broke from his Senate GOP colleagues on Tuesday over their opposition to TikTok, arguing that banning the popular social media app "goes against the First Amendment."

"I think it's a really bad idea. And people need to ask themselves, ‘Why does the Chinese government ban TikTok, and do we want to emulate the Chinese government?’ So, I think it's a mistake," Paul told Fox News Digital after weekly Senate lunches. "If you ban a social media platform, you know, I don't know if you get any...

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