Trump campaign encourages voters to sign petition banning TikTok

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President Donald TrumpRepresentative of civil rights legend John Lewis dies Biden warns of Russian election interference after receiving intelligence reports Texas officials are giving schools option to run online classes only until November MOREThe campaign features new Facebook ads promoting a petition to ban Beijing-based TikTok, following growing administration rhetoric to ban the Chinese video app in the United States.“TikTok was caught red-handed by monitoring what is on your phone’s clipboard,” read all of the ads posted on Facebook and Instagram. Viewers are encouraged to “sign the petition now to ban TikTok,” Bloomberg reported.

Users who wish to complete the survey are asked to enter personal information, including their email address and mobile phone number.

Trump campaign’s negative rhetoric around social media app follows Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard Pompeo A senior DHS official said the agency did not see “coordinated” foreign electoral interference The EU denounces the US threat of sanctions The Hill’s Morning report – Presented by Argentum – The debate over American mask intensifies PLUSComments from earlier this month suggesting that the United States is “definitely” considering a ban on TikTok.

The main concern behind banning the popular social media app among millennials and Generation Z is the app’s loose security protocols, which would share user data with the Beijing government.

The ads were paid for by the Trump Make America Great Again committee and targeted users between the ages of 18 and 64, the largest percentage of viewers coming from electoral battlefield states such as Texas and Florida, Bloomberg noted. .

The Trump campaign’s attack publicity against TikTok also falls around the time that Facebook is preparing to launch its competitor on the Chinese app, Instagram Reels, according to NBC.

The global launch of Instagram Reels has been under development for over a year and aims to allow users to compose 15-second video clips that can be tuned to a wide range of music and other sound clips.



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