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Banning apps like TikTok is a slippery slope. Here's why

Banning foreign-owned technologies can be counterproductive - but what's the alternative? Image: REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration

Farah Lalani

Community Lead, Global Coalition for Digital Safety, World Economic Forum


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