Whitmer Still Posting On TikTok Amid FBI Warning, GOP States’ Ban

Michigan Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continues to post on the TikTok, even after the FBI declared the popular Chinese video app a national security threat.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer introduces Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan.

At a glance

  • Whitmer recently posted three videos in three days to her 186,000 followers – the most recent a video of her second inauguration on Jan. 1.
  • TikTok is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd.
  • As many as 18 states have taken action to ban  TikTok from from such government-issued devices as cellphone and laptops.
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray recently said  the app “allows [the owners] to manipulate content, and if they want to, to use it for influence operations.”

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