Josh Hawley Blasts TikTok’s Hiring of Ex-Biden Comms Pro For ‘Policy’ Role

It looks like things are very cozy between the Biden Administration and TikTok!
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: In this photo illustration, the social media application logo, Tik Tok is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. The social network broke the rules for the protection of children's online privacy (COPPA) and was fined $ 5.7 million. The fact TikTok criticized is quite serious in the United States, the platform, which currently has more than 500 million users worldwide, collected data that should not have asked minors. TikTok, also known as Douyin in China, is a media app for creating and sharing short videos. Owned by ByteDance, Tik Tok is a leading  video platform in Asia, United States, and other parts of the world. In 2018, the application gained popularity and became the most downloaded app in the U.S. in October 2018. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • TikTok has hired ex-Biden communications pro Jamal Brown away from the Department of Defense to “manage policy communications” for the company’s US sector.
  • The move raised eyebrows among many, including Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, who told The Daily Mail “This sort of cozy relationship between the Biden Defense Department and TikTok is alarming.”
  • Hawley called TikTok and its Chinese parent company “a serious national security threat,” adding that “Joe Biden continues to dither as they gobble up Americans’ personal information.”

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