[WEBCAST] Gen A | The Latest TikTok Challenge: Tech DecouplingVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Can a social media app really influence global politics?
The US-China relationship is at an all-time low with tensions in the tech and data space set to exacerbate the geopolitical strain even further. An online phenomenon throughout COVID lockdown, China’s first global social media company TikTok has made headlines in recent months amidst a nation-wide ban in India and threats by US President Donald Trump to follow suit on privacy and national security grounds. With the deadline for a total shutdown of the app looming, President Trump has most recently given his blessing for TikTok to be purchased by US-based companies, stating “it will now have nothing to do with China”. Unlike Huawei, the Australian Government says TikTok is here to stay, yet as we move into an increasingly digitised world should we be wary?
Asia Society Australia and PwC Australia warmly invite you to our first Gen A Flashpoints program, with Fergus Ryan, Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. From Huawei to Google, TikTok to Twitter, join us as we explore growing ideological, political and economic fractures causing the latest TikTok challenge: tech decoupling.
Date: Tuesday 6 October 2020
Time: 11 – 11:45 a.m. AEDT
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