This week, Eric, Dan, and Dylan discuss the suspension of the Acton Institute’s TikTok account after it shared promotional content for our award-winning documentary feature film, The Hong Konger: Jimmy Lai’s Extraordinary Struggle for Freedom. Is it just a weird coincidence that these kinds of suspensions keep happening to accounts that share content that the Chinese Communist Party would disapprove of? How should we think about attempts by Congress to address the risks presented by the TikTok app, which funnels a ton of personal information back to its parent company, ByteDance, in China? Would banning the app even be effective at reducing such a threat to privacy? Next, the guys turn their attention to CPAC Hungary, the Conservative Political Action Conference’s latest international summit. What are the lessons we’re supposed to learn from Hungary that could actually apply to the United States, which is a vastly different country in almost every conceivable way?


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TikTok Suspends a Film on Jimmy Lai | Wall Street Journal

Banned by TikTok: The CCP Doesn’t Want You to See The Hong Konger | Isaac Willour, Acton Institute

TikTok Claims ‘Technical Error’ Led to Suspension of Think Tank that Posted about Hong Kong | National Review

Acton Institute on TikTok

Stream The Hong Konger On Demand

CPAC Hungary Speakers List

The GOP-Hungary connection shaping the ’24 campaign | Axios

I Was Banned From Entering CPAC Hungary’s ‘Woke Free Zone’ | Politico

The Words TikTok Parent ByteDance May Be Watching You Say | Forbes




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