Tick Talk

Submitted by ub on

The Chinese-owned social media giant joins Putin’s propaganda by muzzling users and cutting them off and allowing lies to spread.

Ticks are more than a nuisance. Ticks are external parasites, living by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. Can we talk?

Not all ticks are dangerous. First, the majority of ticks, including the deer tick that is most common in our area, are not carrying disease. It has been reported from prior tick testing results that around 30 to 35 percent of deer ticks are carrying Lyme and even fewer are carrying babesia or anaplasmosis.

Now another danger appears to have spread, while TikTok global users do not realize the danger ⚠️ they are supporting.

When it comes to Russia’s invasion and their war crimes in Ukraine, Xi Jinping is exhibiting poor judgment. China's response is swagger in public, with an obsession with Communist control in private.

Don’t be fooled. #TikTok has apparently created an alternate universe just for The Kremlin. This #Chinese-owned social media giant weathered #Putin’s information crackdown by muzzling its users in #Russia and cutting them off from the outside world, while reportedly allowing his Communist propaganda.

Here is the American version: To support those in need, #TikTok has committed $5 million along with matching employee donations to @uncerf, @unicef, @refugees, and @pah_org. Visit our Discover hub to learn more and show your support 💪

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