Biden campaign blasted for joining TikTok after purging app from federal devices: 'Failure of leadership'

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President Biden’s re-election campaign was wide criticized connected Sunday for joining nan Chinese-owned societal media level TikTok. 

"Hey by nan way, we conscionable joined TikTok," nan Biden-Harris re-election run posted connected X alongside a nexus to nan caller account. The first video posted to nan TikTok relationship featured President Biden weighing successful connected different Super Bowl related questions, specified arsenic which Kelce relative he preferred.

"You can’t hide really you didn’t do a existent Super Bowl interview," journalist Rebecca Downs responded, referring to Biden’s declining CBS’ connection to beryllium down pinch him earlier nan game.  

Heritage Foundation vice president Victoria Coates responded, "Great truthful your connection tin beryllium managed by nan CCP."

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The move came arsenic a astonishment to many, arsenic nan Biden management banned TikTok from being utilized connected national devices past year. In November, nan Biden re-election run downplayed a study that Biden's squad was considering utilizing nan level owned by nan Chinese institution ByteDance.  

"Biden run bragging astir utilizing a Chinese spy app moreover though Biden signed a rule banning it connected each national devices," Sen. Josh Hawley posted connected X. 

Journalist Chuck Ross added, "Just successful clip for Valentine’s Day. Xi’s gonna emotion it."

Some consciousness nan president's run joining nan Beijing-based societal media level could coming unsocial information risks for Biden.

American Foreign Policy Council elder chap Michael Sobolik blasted nan run for nan decision. 

"Biden’s ain management has removed TikTok from authorities devices for information reasons. His ain agency heads person called nan app a nationalist information threat. When he campaigned for president successful 2020, Biden called TikTok a ‘matter of genuine concern.’ Now, suddenly, it isn’t anymore. Why? Because Biden needs it for his reelection campaign," Sobolik wrote. 

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"Of people it’s putting governmental ambition up of nationalist security. That’s bad enough. But it besides confirms nan CCP’s critique of democracy: it’s fundamentally corrupt," Sobolik continued. "That’s nan vulnerable connection Biden is sending to China. No 1 should fto him disconnected for this. A nonaccomplishment of leadership."

The Chinese-owned societal media level is highly celebrated among younger Americans. Biden has joined forces pinch TikTok influencers amid his re-election run, and nan Democratic National Committee itself antecedently joined nan platform.

The Biden run did not instantly respond to a petition for remark to nan backlash. 

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Many Republicans defy utilizing TikTok owed to information information concerns, while an expanding number of Democrats, notably those pinch aspirations for higher office, person adopted nan platform.

Many others reacted to nan run joining TikTok: 

Fox News Digital’s Houston Keene contributed to this report.