Biden’s hot-and-cold attitude toward TikTok

President Joe Biden‘s campaign and administration have taken contrasting and strained approaches to the ubiquitous social media platform TikTok, using it to reach out to young voters while also weighing a ban on the app.

The Biden campaign released its first ad on TikTok after the Super Bowl on Sunday, a sudden change in its approach to the platform. While the White House has been scrutinizing the Chinese-owned app over national security concerns, the Biden campaign and Democratic leaders have also tried to use the app to win over voters. The result has been a two-faced approach to the controversial app, which has been the target of scrutiny from Congress and regulators for several years over its connections to China and allegations of surveillance.

Here’s how Biden has handled TikTok.

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