Florida Politics reports:
The Florida Senate sponsor of legislation (SB 52) that would ban the use of the Chinese-owned TikTok in Florida schools is looking skyward for justification.
Sen. Danny Burgess told a national audience on Friday’s Fox & Friends that a Chinese spy balloon currently floating high above the northern tier of the United States illustrates why the controversial app, which critics say serves as a funnel of American information to communist China, should be prohibited in K-12 classrooms.
“With a high-altitude Chinese balloon over Montana right now, I think that this is very timely, and I think that everybody is going to wake up and realize this needs to be done across the country,” contended Burgess, a Republican who represents Pasco County.
Read the full article. Burgess has not explained how Florida schools are actually using TikTok.
Thank you @FoxFriendsFirst for the opportunity to discuss SB 52! This bipartisan legislation will protect our kids and empower parents. Tik Tok has no place in our schools. https://t.co/JoFUVghq2x
— Danny Burgess (@DannyBurgessFL) February 3, 2023
I look forward to working with Commissioner Simpson and Rep. Snyder to send this important bill to the desk of America’s Governor, Ron DeSantis! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/2Wo3y02LB2
— Danny Burgess (@DannyBurgessFL) January 10, 2023