Rand Paul Opposes Tik-Tok Ban
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, says supporting the 1st Amendment is more important than a Tik-Tok ban. Does Tik-Tok and its Chinese owners make use of the data they collect from American users? Undoubtedly, says Paul. But Congress needs to get creative to block the transfer of that data — not harm the 1st Amendment nor upset the millions of Americans who use Tik-Tok.
Paul also weighs in on the Internal Revenue Service paying a household visit on Matt Taibbi, the journalist who is coordinating The Twitter Files team looking into government censorship. Paul calls that visit “chilling” and says he is pushing to investigate whether the IRS tried to intimidate Taibbi.
Was the intent to stop Taibbi from probing the rampant federal censorship we’ve seen under President Joe Biden? Here’s more from Paul as he’s interviewed by Eric Bolling on the Newsmax TV show The Balance.