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They’re banning TikTok, Ma
Jul 9, 2020
Episode 231

They’re banning TikTok, Ma

Y'all mind if I scream (inside my heart)?

Things felt so quaint when we covered the video app TikTok on the show last year. Lil Nas X was topping the chart, and parent company ByteDance had just racked up a few million in Federal Trade Commission fines. Now, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is floating a ban on Chinese social media apps, citing national security concerns, and that’s got Molly’s son and other teens on edge. We’ll talk about it, plus parking lots and roller coasters.

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