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Donald Trump Jr. joins TikTok rival Triller as ban on the Chinese-owned app looms

TikTok rival Triller has another Trump in its corner as it tries to take on the popular yet embattled Chinese-owned social media app.



Donald Trump Jr. standing in front of a crowd: Donald Trump Jr. (Paul Sancya / AP)


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Donald Trump Jr. (Paul Sancya / AP)

Donald Trump Jr. on Friday joined Los Angeles-based Triller, posting a seven-minute video attacking TikTok for its ties to China as the president’s executive orders against the service loom. The latest strike at TikTok comes as the app is trying to orchestrate a sale of its U.S. assets before the administration’s deadline.

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“I know there’s some outrage about [the TikTok ban] because people have liked the platform,” Trump Jr. said in the video. “But you know what? There’s an option that you can go to that’s an American company, that’s not saving your data, that’s not going to eventually weaponize it against your children.”

Trump Jr.’s alliance with Triller comes after his father,

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Donald Blackmer, professor emeritus of political science and longtime leader at MIT, dies at 91 | MIT News

Donald L. M. Blackmer, professor emeritus of political science at MIT, died on Aug. 14. He was 91.

A highly regarded scholar in international studies, he was also a longtime leader at MIT, serving variously as executive director of the Center for International Studies, head of the Department of Political Science, associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (now the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences), director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and head of MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures (now MIT Global Studies and Languages).

Blackmer received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude in history and literature. He continued his studies at Harvard University, where he received a master’s in regional studies on the Soviet Union and a PhD in political science.

He began his career at MIT as executive director of, and eventually served as

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