In defense of TikTok

Matthew Arnold Stern
3 min readMar 11, 2023
Of course, you can follow me on TikTok.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been closing in on the magical 1,000-follower goal. This will enable me to do live events and enjoy other perks. And this is happening when TikTok is about to be banned in the United States.

“But we have to ban TikTok! The Chinese government can mine our personal data,” the politicians cry through microphones made in China, or tweet on smartphones made in China, or post on their websites hosted…

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Matthew Arnold Stern

A novelist and award-winning public speaker and technical writer. My novels Amiga and The Remainders are available now.