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Trump Is NOT Banning TikTok Because This Comedy Is TOO GOOD TO BAN!!

by Kat Curtis
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Okay, TikTok not getting banned has much less to do with its comedy and extra to do with politics and cash – BUT I’M SO HAPPY THE APP IS HERE TO STAY SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO WATCH THESE CREATORS SUCCEED

To not begin off on a completely darkish word, however I want Trump cared as a lot concerning the pandemic as he does about TikTok.

So… Trump was in a position to drive TikTok to divest to an U.S. firm in 90 days with no actual proof that TikTok was truly a nationwide safety menace, however we’re 7 months and 200Okay deaths into the pandemic and we STILL DON’T HAVE constant testing or mandates that will shield us from MORE pointless deaths?

Cool beans.

Anyway, to rejoice the truth that 1000’s of staff and creators doubtless received’t lose their revenue in the midst of a world pandemic (see extra about why I stated “doubtless” on the backside of the article!), I needed to function the three funniest accounts I got here throughout this week: Chris Olsen & Ian Paget, Manon Mathews, Leenda Dong, and Chris Olsen.


Chris Olsen & Ian Paget • 4.6M followers (@olsennchris & ianpaget_)

Chris’ Instagram | Ian’s Instagram | Chris & Ian on YouTube |

Since Maintaining Up With The Kardashians is ending – I discovered the PERFECT individuals to fill the void: Ian Paget and Chris Olsen! This homosexual couple have their very own separate TikTok accounts the place and so they shuttle taking part in humorous pranks on one another whereas (deliberately and unintentionally) showcasing their wholesome relationship primarily based in robust communication and belief. Actually – these two getting a actuality present is strictly what the world (and the LGBTQ+ peeps) want proper now.

asking my boyfriend if “are you just going to sit around all day?”

“I just hit your car” challenge

“My mom is gonna be here in five minutes” prank


Manon Mathews • 1.1M Followers (@manonmathews)

Instagram | YouTube | Twitter

Manon Mathews is tactfully awkward and humorous. She began on Vine with parodies of Bella from Twilight and has since then created incredibly-relatable, viral, and elegantly awkward sketch comedy that constructed her an enormous following on nearly each platform. Psst – Saturday Night time Residewhy haven’t you forged her but!?

When you’re in the middle of the saddest song but then it pauses

June & George: Pool Boy

Stand back from my pup


Leenda Dong • 869okay followers (@yoleendadong)

Instagram | YouTube | Twitter

In the event you like Tosh.0 or Ridiculousness, you then’re going to ADORE Leenda Dong. She makes “dumb” viral clips hilarious together with her sassy spot-on commentary. Often, she is going to take a break from roasting viral clips to one-take skits that can make you giggle (and really feel personally attacked). I can’t await her to get her personal viral clip discuss present.

the girl who got stuck in all of her shirts

you have to stop telling your friends you’re on the way

what a cute stingray – I hope nothing bad happens to it


TIKTOK BAN UPDATE

So this Sunday, TikTok is scheduled to get “banned,” but when it does, it doubtless received’t final very lengthy.

In the event you missed the previous couple of articles, right here’s a fast recap: Trump determined (with out proof) that TikTok was a nationwide safety menace as a result of ByteDance (TikTok’s mother or father firm) “may” give consumer information to China – which once more, there isn’t any proof that this has (or will) occur, and TikTok has publicly said it could not give information to China.

Nevertheless, the Trump Administration discovered a authorized loophole that has allowed them to ban TikTok on the idea that it “may” give information to China, and – with out due course of or proof – Trump has made two Govt Orders:

  • The primary order gave TikTok 90 days to be acquired by a U.S. firm or the app can be “banned” – which implies TikTok would not be obtainable within the app retailer and unable to be up to date. Nevertheless, in the event you at present have TikTok downloaded, you’ll proceed to have the ability to use TikTok usually.
  • If the primary order wasn’t met, then the second Govt Order goes into impact: complete shutdown of TikTok on November 12th, 2020.

Microsoft and Oracle made bids to accumulate TikTok, and Oracle got here out the winner.

So wait, why is TikTok nonetheless being probably banned on Sunday if it being acquired by a U.S. firm?

As of at present (September 19th, 2020) Trump has given the partnership between TikTok, Oracle and Walmart his blessing, however we’re nonetheless ready on the paperwork. So the ban remains to be set to occur Sunday, however shall be lifted if and when the paperwork is sorted out by then. (once more, the ban would simply stop new downloads and updates to the app – you probably have the app – you received’t discover any modifications).

Mainly, the ban has been a doubtless unconstitutional solution to shortly drive TikTok (an app with over 800 million customers and a web value of over 78 billion {dollars}), to be acquired by a U.S. firm, particularly Oracle, which is conveniently owned by one among Trump’s richest supporters: Larry Ellison. It feels (and appears) like this ban is much less about avoiding a possible nationwide safety menace and extra about making a revenue.

If TikTok doesn’t adjust to Trump’s calls for (whether or not or not the phrases of the deal are honest), and doesn’t win its lawsuit in opposition to the Trump Administration, TikTok loses all the things. And if TikTok ends, it isn’t simply “cringe” teen dancing movies that disappear: 1000’s of TikTok staff and TikTok creators will lose their revenue in the midst of a world pandemic.

Transferring ahead, one among three under issues may occur, and I’ve listed them so as of what’s most (and least) prone to occur:

  • Oracle and Walmart companions with ByteDance and exhibits the Trump Administration that TikTok is not a “potential nationwide safety menace,” and TikTok continues enterprise as regular (p.s. Oracle, Walmart, and Trump clearly needs TikTok to proceed being worthwhile as a result of, it’ll make them $$$ – so extra doubtless than not that is how issues will play out)
  • ByteDance rejects the partnership in hopes that they win their current lawsuit against the Trump Administration (if TikTok wins the lawsuit, the Govt Orders and ban can be dominated unconstitutional and be blocked)
  • ByteDance and Oracle are unable to come back to an settlement that satisfies the Trump Administration’s nationwide safety issues, and the app is shut down on November 12th.

Cool beans (I assume).


ARTICLES REGARDING THE TIKTOK BAN

Trump Signs Off on Deal Allowing TikTok to Continue U.S. Operations

Is TikTok Spying On You For China? (Forbes)

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns (Associated Press)

Is it time to delete TikTok? A guide to the rumors and the real privacy risks (Washington Post)

TikTok Sues Trump Administration to Block U.S. Ban (Bloomberg)


ABOUT TIKTOK SPOTLIGHT

Like my TikTok suggestions? Cool. Obtained higher ones? Superior! If there’s a TikTok account you assume FOD ought to function, ship it my approach: kat@funnyordie.com

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