The US presidential election is due after a few months. Before that, US President Joe Biden joined TikTok. News agency Reuters reported that he started his journey on the popular social media Tiktok by sharing a 26-second video on Sunday, February 11.
He got 10 thousand 900 followers at the beginning of Sunday. In videos posted to the account, the 81-year-old leader talks about topics ranging from politics to the NFL championship. While asked about his preferences between the Super Bowl or its famous half-time show, Biden said he enjoys the actual game more.
At the end of the video, Biden was asked, who will he support in the next election, himself or Donald Trump?
Laughing in response, the US president said, are you kidding? Biden of course.
In recent years, the United States has been strongly criticizing TikTok. The Chinese app has been attacked one after another by Republican lawmakers as well as the Biden administration.
ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, has been criticized by the US government for being a propaganda tool of Beijing. However, ByteDance has always denied these allegations.
The US federal government and several states have banned TikTok on government devices, citing security concerns.
The state government wanted to ban the app entirely in Montana. However, recently a court blocked that decision.
Washington has been critical of the Chinese app, but there is little risk of sanctions or tougher action against it.
The platform is very popular among the youth. As a result, parties are resorting to using TikTok to attract their votes.