WonderWall_E t1_j22dhq8 wrote

>but TikTok especially.

Not really. All of your points about Chinese access to data are also true with respect to Twitter. Binance, a shady Chinese crypto company, invested heavily in Musk's Twitter acquisition and has a $500 million stake in the country. Twitter has an agreement to hand over unspecified private data to investors who contributed $250 million or more to support Musk's acquisition. For all we know, the Chinese government has access to all of the data on Twitter's servers dating back over a decade. It's a far greater national security threat given how prevalent Twitter is and has been among elected officials.


WonderWall_E t1_j20vxd2 wrote

Here's the entire section of Title 42 pertaining to the case:

>§265. "Suspension of entries and imports from designated places to prevent spread of communicable diseases >Whenever the Surgeon General determines that by reason of the existence of any communicable disease in a foreign country there is serious danger of the introduction of such disease into the United States, and that this danger is so increased by the introduction of persons or property from such country that a suspension of the right to introduce such persons and property is required in the interest of the public health, the Surgeon General, in accordance with regulations approved by the President, shall have the power to prohibit, in whole or in part, the introduction of persons and property from such countries or places as he shall designate in order to avert such danger, and for such period of time as he may deem necessary for such purpose." (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, §362, 58 Stat. 704.)

If you can show me where that rests on any sort of emergency declaration, you'll convince me. Until then, you can drop the bullshit you're spouting.


WonderWall_E t1_j1wit5g wrote

I appreciate the nuanced take and this info is great.

That said, fuck the Supreme Court for applying the standard of "we can't repeal this as it would cause chaos" in this, and only this instance. They're more than willing to throw a bomb into every other situation when it suits their ideological leanings, consequences be damned.


WonderWall_E t1_j13wgwy wrote

The British Museum's display on the Elgin Marbles remains disgusting to this day. You can see the entire history of their excuses for displaying stolen shit up on full display. The latest, that there isn't a dedicated and secure place to display them in Greece, hasn't been true for more than ten years. They just haven't bothered to come up with a new reason, and left up all the signage for their old reason.


WonderWall_E t1_itl9asf wrote

He won't end the chaos at all. He'd have a chance to do so if the underlying problems were the result of the character or personality of Tory leadership, but they aren't. They're the result of Tory policy. Sunak's policy will be indistinguishable from BoJo or Truss (or the myriad of clowns, liars, and grifters who preceded them).