Joe Biden is not a serious leader.
While the potential of another world war looms, the Biden Administration is targeting the social media site TikTok as a means to spread information about the war in Ukraine.
On Thursday, 30 TikTok users gathered in a Zoom call headed by Jen Psaki and White House National Security Council staffers where they were allegedly given “key information” about the conflict.
The White House had been watching TikTok’s rise as a popular news source, which led to the decision to contact the influencers.
Many of the influencers claimed that they “felt more empowered” to communicate about the crisis following the call.
This is what propaganda looks like in the 21st Century…
SCOOP: The Biden administration has been briefing dozens of TikTok stars about the war in Ukraine, I obtained audio of yesterday’s big briefing which shines light on how the administration is promoting their messaging w/ creators https://t.co/nTfFVlDYzI
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) March 11, 2022
The Washington Post reports:
On Thursday afternoon, 30 top TikTok stars gathered on a Zoom call to receive key information about the war unfolding in Ukraine. National Security Council staffers and White House press secretary Jen Psaki briefed the influencers about the United States’ strategic goals in the region and answered questions on distributing aid to Ukrainians, working with NATO and how the United States would react to a Russian use of nuclear weapons.
As the crisis in Ukraine has escalated, millions have turned to TikTok for information on what is happening there in real time. TikTok videos offered some of the first glimpses of the Russian invasion and since then the platform has been a primary outlet for spreading news to the masses abroad. Ukrainian citizens hiding in bomb shelters or fleeing their homes have shared their stories to the platform, while dangerous misinformation and Russian propaganda have also spread. And TikTok stars, many with millions of followers, have increasingly sought to make sense of the crisis for their audiences.
The White House has been closely watching TikTok’s rise as a dominant news source, leading to its decision to approach a select group of the platform’s most influential names.
Wtf did I just read pic.twitter.com/aQj8Khau1Q
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 11, 2022
The Biden- Harris Administration is once again prioritizing the time of the Press Secretary for Tik Tok stars.
Now they are adding NSC staff to chat with these “influencers” on the social media platform owned by the Chinese Communist Party to talk about the war in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/QIRWIkdT55
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) March 11, 2022
TikTok stars have more access to the Biden White House than the American people. https://t.co/8xCY0jxEqe
— Josh Mandel (@JoshMandelOhio) March 11, 2022
Translation: White House gives intel to Tiktok stars so they can influence brainwashed or low IQ people with propaganda. https://t.co/CK2IKuGFjb
— Michael (@Aristotle_Code) March 11, 2022
The White House Briefed TikTok Influencers to Prop Up Biden's Handling of Ukraine https://t.co/NhEspeYV87
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 11, 2022
For more on this propaganda campaign, here’s Town Hall:
“After the call, several influencers said they felt more empowered to debunk misinformation and communicate effectively about the crisis,” The Post continued. “TikTok has been overrun with false and misleading news since the war broke out, and, on Thursday, the company said it finally would begin labeling state-controlled media on its platform,” the report added.
Ironic that TikTok would begin labeling state-controlled media given the fact that the app itself is state-controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.
The White House is briefing TikTok stars on Ukraine and some of y’all still don’t believe this regime is coordinating a massive propaganda campaign. https://t.co/M10OR9G9qL
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) March 11, 2022