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Young Democrats fear banning TikTok would hurt Biden’s campaign

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Young Democrats fear banning TikTok would hurt Biden’s campaign

Some of the political strategists of the Democratic Party and the White House fear that the pending American ban on the social network Tiktok could harm the campaign for the re-election of President Joe Biden, Politico writes.

Biden announced that he would sign the law, which has not yet passed the Senate. However, he himself started using Tiktok for his campaign in February.

Political concerns

“In my opinion, this law is a mistake. We need to regulate social media across the board, not just TikTok,” noted Democratic congressman Maxwell Frost, who at 27 is the youngest member of the US Congress.

He voted against the proposal in question in the House of Representatives. If the Democrats want to appeal to young voters, according to him, the law should “cause concern from a political point of view” among his colleagues.

According to a Pew Research Center study from last summer, 62 percent of young Americans between 18 and 29 use TikTok at least sometimes. However, the bill that would allow this network to be banned in the US still has a long way to go before Biden’s presidential signature, notes Politico.

TikTok campaign

“I can’t imagine that TikTok will disappear from all (American) phones in eight months because our government doesn’t work that fast,” said one of the political strategists of the Democratic Party, Keith Edwards. It is not yet clear when the Senate will deal with the proposal.

Biden’s campaign joined TikTok in February of this year, the president answered questions about the Super Bowl, the final game of the American National Football League, in a premiere video.

Ahead of Biden’s State of the Union address this year, the president’s aides also reached out to as many as 70 social media influencers and content creators to help spread the message of Biden’s speech online, Wired magazine reported.

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow Tiktok to be banned after an accelerated debate this week. Proponents of the initiative argue that they are moving against the Chinese Communist Party, which they say can obtain data about Americans and influence their opinions through the popular social network.

Such an opinion was also formulated this week by Biden’s adviser Jake Sullivan. Critics argue that the public lacks sufficient evidence of the threat and that Beijing has other options than TikTok for influence campaigns.

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