Remember when people used to claim that Senator Cory Booker was smart?
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said on Sunday that TikTok is collaborating with U.S. intelligence to enact precautions aimed at safeguarding the popular video-sharing platform from Chinese surveillance.
“They are now working with U.S. intelligence folks to try to make sure that the proper precautions are taken so the Chinese cannot get access and use it for spying,” he continued.
The Chinese are going to make sure they can’t spy on us. Only China can save us from China.
That is some fourth-dimensional chess right there. Forget fourth-dimensional, it might be twelfth-dimensional.
TikTok’s local cutouts already made these promises. They actually made them to the Senate.
The recordings, which were reviewed by BuzzFeed News, contain 14 statements from nine different TikTok employees indicating that engineers in China had access to US data between September 2021 and January 2022, at the very least. Despite a TikTok executive’s sworn testimony in an October 2021 Senate hearing that a “world-renowned, US-based security team” decides who gets access to this data, nine statements by eight different employees describe situations where US employees had to turn to their colleagues in China to determine how US user data was flowing. US staff did not have permission or knowledge of how to access the data on their own, according to the tapes.
TikTok, you see, is a Chinese company. And ByteDance acts exactly the way you would expect. The Americans are hired help with no status and no authority. They’re paid to say whatever will temporarily keep the government off their back.
Senator Cory Booker is assuring us that 2021 never happened and that we can trust a Chinese company to work with U.S. intelligence against their own country’s interests. Now American companies will act like this, Chinese companies won’t.
But somehow I suspect that Cory Booker would be happy to collaborate with China.
Algorithmic Analyst says
lol, some good humor to start my evening 🙂
Stop lending credence to these types of propaganda. My good friend Rich Higgins said, “These situations are intentionally gooey.” I’m a foundation man. If you don’t build a proper foundation, the rest of your building will be faulty. And, by the way, we are a constitutional republic, not a democracy. Also, we are citizens first, not a taxpayer.
Correction: not taxpayers
Spurwing Plover says
Okay Booker tell us about that really big one that got away
Steven Brizel says
How much is Tik Tok contributing to Booker’s reelection campaign?
Cory Booker is (obviously) not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
His very long, obsequious diatribe at the close of the Ketanji Brown Jackson hearing for SCOTUS were enough to gag a maggot.
Ketanji herself teared up, hopefully embarrassed but likely not.
“were enough”…was enough
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Cory Booker is the sharpest knife in New Jersey’s drawer.
He’s a jerk. Just ask “T-Bone.”
Chief Mac says
Spartacus is the south end of a north bound mule
Ever notice how the only INTELLIGENT, PATRIOTIC ELECTED minorities are REPUBLICANS??
Booker is just further evidence that Communists have infiltrated Congress.
Michael Lofton says
The Chi-Na cancer is probably beyond treatment.
Infiltration of universities, research, Chinese ownership of companies here, bribes in the form of campaign contributions, Penn Brandon Center, Feinstein’s chauffer, Swallwell’s lover, purchase of farmlands & US military academies, & general fear of offending them, does not portend well for opposing their coming aggression.
Philip Nolan says
Why would Booker carry water for China? It’s not complicated, like the Biden crime family and Swalwell and many many others, it’s money, the root of all kinds of evil. The left and Marxist leaning Democrats don’t possess sufficient scruples to say no to free money. Mr Greenfield is correct, as always, the diversity crowd particularly fail to see the good they could accomplish because of cognitive dissonance and that envelope filled with hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Pray for divine intervention because until and unless the Republicans can find the political will to speak the truth and act accordingly, we will continue to be plagued by morons parading as champions of the lowly and downtrodden, you know, lefty politicians.
Plato v2.0 says
Booker either needs a lot more yoga classes or quite a few less! Either way yoga is what lead to his head being stuck up his as you were.
I’m not sure who is worse, Booker or Fetterman.