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Welcome, welcome. Welcome to the Pro America Report, this is Ryan Hite, filling in one more time here for Mr. Ed Martin. Before we get to the weekend, I appreciate you letting me join you a couple of days here. Thank you to Ed for going and being on assignment so I get a chance to step into the booth here and we’ve got a good Show for you today.
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Today on the show, we’ve actually pulled a couple of old interviews that I think are very relevant. First of all, we’ll hear from an old interview, actually from 2020, the National Pulse Writing fellow in 2020 Brian Almon joined Ed to talk then about TikTok, the China controlled TikTok app, and it’s pretty relevant to this week. In fact, that’s what we’re about to dive into here in the WYNK.
And then also I wanted to replay the wonderful interview from. Mr. Mark Herr last week talking about he was from the Center for Self Governance, talking about the FBI’s work that relies heavily on the integration of private organizations and how dangerous that is in light of the FBI informants or the FBI whistleblowers coming forward this week. And I think that’s a pretty relevant topic that we should go back and listen again. With the week’s news on our mind to Mr. Herr and see what what we have to say, what he had to say, what we have to think about that. So let’s go ahead and dive right into it, though before we get To these great guests. What do you need to know?
What You Need to know today is that China is using TikTok to wage cultural warfare against America.
Let me let me paint a picture here for you, because I think this is something that a lot of Americans we we as Americans need to make the leap and understand what’s going on here. I think it’s been known for some time that China turned their aggression toward us from a more of a military standpoint as in the actual threat of a military invasion to economic warfare, and they’ve been waging economic warfare on us quite successfully, I might add, for a number of decades, no thanks to the globalist policies of so many leaders of America on both sides of the aisle. But that has made a very significant turn and I think it’s something that we need to recognize. So we all talk about TikTok, the national bans on TikTok, that that are, you know, mentioned as a possibility, states, government agencies, public and private entities, these are all they’re bans on TikTok from all kinds of devices. It is such an obvious threat to data and security because of its Chinese ownership. With ByteDance, it really is, or is it bite Dance bit dance? Someone will correct me. You know, this is a bytes or bits. I guess this is a computer thing. I’m not going to get into it. I’m not going to get into it. I’ll let you correct Me, but the TikTok owners, they’re absolutely. Undeniable connection to China leaves that wide open. For the real possibility of data breaches of security, national security issues.
But another fact that we all know is the constant threat to our young people from social media, the peer pressure, the power of suggestion, things that have come up just. The the the social media bubble, what it is allowing our kids to get sucked into. We know that this is a, we know that TikTok is a security threat, a digital security threat, and we understand that social media has become a major threat to the physical and mental health and well-being of our young people.
But I think what we need to do is couple those two understandings together and realize what’s happening here. That the Chinese Communists are using TikTok specifically as a digital strategy to undermine and erode the future generations of America. Now it it’s really not that far fetched. Think about it.
In using unconventional warfare. What would you do? Well, you can outright attack your enemy. You could go and invade their shores. But first you would send in spies. You would use subversion. You would disrupt things to disrupt communications. You would disrupt transit and and infrastructure.
Well, guess what? In the modern digital age, what would you want to do? You would want to disrupt culture. You would want to cause division. You would want to cause Fill in the blank, and this really kind of comes home based on an article this week that I’m going to share with you here on social media from the Wall Street Journal. This is from a writer, Julie Jargon, who wrote the article TikTok feeds Teens a diet of darkness and some studies are starting to come out, which of course you know, TikTok is a relatively new phenomenon and it always takes time to study these things, but studies are starting to come out and we’re seeing the absolutely undeniable algorithmic bend to feed unhealthy things to teenagers and and this is what some of the studies have shown, that some of these researchers have set up accounts that were centered around teenagers that looked like a teenager whose account it was. And they started noticing what the algorithm was doing very purposefully. The algorithm was pushing, quickly and easily, things about eating disorders, about body image, self harm, suicide. These are the kinds of suggested content that very quickly crept in and that TikTok was overwhelmingly suggesting for accounts specifically set up to reflect that of a teenager. And I, you know, I’m summarizing quite a bit here. We’ll post a link here in the in the the show description and then also on social media, you’ll be able to get it there.
But what it what essentially is happening, TikTok is steering the youngest viewers, teenagers to dangerous content, and I would like to put before you that this is no mistake. No matter what TikTok says about a content team of 40,000, some odd people trying to take off these things that violate community guidelines. You know what?
There are too many coincidences and it’s just it’s unbelievable anymore. And and I feel like that’s the level we’re at.
When a China owned company is pushing dangerous content about self harm, dangerous content about eating disorders when they are essentially corrupting the minds and the health and well-being of our young people through an addictive social media platform, that is a form of digital cultural warfare.
And make no mistake, I think that this is absolutely something that we should treat as an act of aggression as a threat, not just the economic warfare we see from China or the overt military aggression. I think that this is a a battle, a front line that Americans need to make a shift on and understand what’s happening. Because it’s really time for some serious movement toward this idea of banning TikTok, toward this idea idea of limiting this absolutely awful and divisive thing. So I want us to make a shift on that. I think it’s really important. I think it’s something we need to understand, the dots that we need to connect and we’re going to look a little bit more at that here in the next segment with Mr. Brian Almon. So thank you for being with us here on the Pro America Report. Don’t forget, go to proamericareport.com. Get all the goodies there, sign up for the e-mail list and we will be right back after this break.