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Politico Owner Wants TikTok Banned, ‘Tool Of Espionage’


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  • Politico owner Mathias Döpfner wants to see the Chinese app TikTok banned.
  • Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer, said TikTok is a “tool for espionage” and “should be banned in every democracy.”
  • Döpfner: “TikTok should be banned in every country. We have at the moment a naïveté with dealing with China…. We hand over personal data to the Chinese government. It is of course a tool of espionage.”

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