AOC Shills for TikTok as Congress Considers Ban, Now Follow the Money: ‘What a Coincidence!’
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York recently joined the controversial video-sharing app TikTok to advocate for it as many of her colleagues in Congress discuss banning it from the country.
But TikTok’s Beijing-owned parent company ByteDance Inc. recently donated a sizable sum to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, of which Ocasio-Cortez is an advisory council member.
That fact alone is enough to question her motives for fighting for the app.
ByteDance has admitted to spying on U.S. journalists, and some lawmakers have made the case the app is merely spyware masquerading itself as a fun way for people to connect with others.
In its U.S. form, TikTok is actually banned in its home country of China, which is a huge red flag.
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Ocasio-Cortez is relatively young and is very active on social media. Instagram appears to be her favorite poison.
But she never showed any outward interest in TikTok until last week, when she made an account and posted …