Question: What is a Chinese-owned social media channel, former Vice President, and the Washington Post doing together?
Answer: Teaming up for some bizarre pro-Biden campaign-like ad.
According to the Daily Wire:
The video shows Dave Jorgenson, whose LinkedIn profile states that he is a “Producer/Writer – Creative Video at The Washington Post,” walking his dog when a message comes through the earphones for his cell phone. Biden’s voice can be heard saying, “Hello, folks; it’s Joe Biden and you’re listening to ‘Here’s The Deal.’ Dave, what the hell?”
We would explain the bizarre campaign like video but we’ll just leave it here for you instead (it’s the second video):
— Dave Jorgenson (@davejorgenson) May 28, 2020
Why is the Washington Post helping Biden make quasi-campaign ads?
Who knows but it comes as no surprise the Washington Post is in the tank for Joe Biden.
To make matters worse: Tiktok, the platform they used to make the video that is owned by a Chinese company, has been accused of secretly sending its user’s data to China illegally.
TikTok, known for its quirky 15-second videos, has been illegally and secretly harvesting vast amounts of personally identifiable user data and sending it to China, according to a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in California federal court last week.
The lawsuit also accuses the company and its Chinese parent company ByteDance of taking user content such as draft videos without their consent and having “ambiguous” privacy policies. It raises concerns that data gathered by TikTok could be used to identify, profile and track users in the US. The company is benefiting from this alleged activity because it uses this data to sell targeted ads, the lawsuit alleges.
The allegations against the popular short video app are the latest example of the growing security concerns surrounding TikTok, which surpassed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide in November. The US government is also reportedly looking into the app for potential security risks.
If you want to avoid compromising your personal information and seeing awkward videos of Joe Biden, it’s probably best to avoid TikTok.