Sanford's Robyn Caplan and Phil Napoli hold TikTok Media Briefing

By Matt LoJacono // February 3, 2023

Bills in Congress that would ban TikTok, the Chinese social media platform, are raising concerns over the precedent they would set. But they have also prompted hopes for substantive, broader deliberations over data security and privacy.

The bills, which enjoy some rare bipartisan support among lawmakers, might prove difficult to enforce and wouldn’t get at privacy concerns related to American social media platforms, two Duke scholars said Thursday.

Duke’s Robyn Caplan and Phil Napoli, both of whom teach in the Sanford School of Public Policy, discussed these issues with reporters Thursday in a virtual media briefing.

Watch the briefing on YouTube.

Read the full summary on Duke Today.