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ASPI Webinar: TikTok & WeChat, where to now?

ASPI Webinar: TikTok & WeChat, where to now?

Speakers Fergus Ryan, Lindsay Gorman , Jordan Schneider, Joanna Chiu and Dr Christopher Parsons

ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre is delighted to invite you to the webinar, 'TikTok & WeChat, where to now?'

A change in administration in the United States has given a brief reprieve to TikTok and WeChat, two Chinese apps targeted in a series of Executive Orders by former President Trump, but questions about the national security, privacy and censorship implications of these popular apps are set to persist in 2021.

At this webinar, ASPI analyst Fergus Ryan will be joined by Lindsay Gorman from the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy; Jordan Schneider, host of the ChinaTalk podcast; Joanna Chiu, journalist and Dr Christopher Parsons from the Munk School's Citizen Lab, to examine and debate the challenges and threats posed by apps like TikTok and WeChat.

Panellists will discuss the policy options available to lawmakers, both in the United States and around the world, that go beyond blanket bans.

This panel discussion will build on ASPI's analysis in the recent report 'TikTok and WeChat'.

This event will take place at:

  • 5:00pm EST (Washington DC)
  • 10:00pm GMT (London)

Click here to register for this event.


Fergus Ryan

Fergus is a Senior Analyst with ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre.

Lindsay Gorman

Lindsay Gorman is the Emerging Technologies Fellow at the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy and a consultant for Schmidt Futures.

Jordan Schneider

Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter and an adjunct fellow at US think tank CNAS.

Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu is a Vancouver-based journalist for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and author of 'China Unbound'.

Dr Christopher Parsons

Dr Christopher Parsons is a Senior Research Associate at Citizen Lab, in the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy with the University of Toronto.