Serious Concerns Raised
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has expressed serious concerns about the popular social media platform TikTok due to its ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Brown believes that protecting Ohioans’ personal information and national security should be a top priority.
Working towards Protection
Despite his concerns, Senator Brown recently joined TikTok and encouraged his followers on Twitter, which has now been renamed X, to “follow along with me” on his new social media page. Brown emphasized his commitment to standing up to special interest groups while filing a petition for reelection in a campaign-related clip posted on TikTok.
When questioned about his stance on TikTok, Brown’s campaign manager, Rachel Petri, stated that Brown has a strong record of holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable. She assured that Brown will continue to work with members of both parties to protect the privacy and national security of Ohioans.
TikTok’s Controversial Reputation
TikTok has faced significant scrutiny from members of Congress for its ties to the Chinese government. Some states have even enforced bans on the use of the app on government devices due to concerns about data compromise and potential spying on American account holders.
Ohio Election Race
Senator Brown is currently running for a fourth term in Ohio, a state that former President Trump won in both the 2016 and 2020 elections. This race is considered one of the Democrats’ most vulnerable contests as they strive to maintain or expand their slim Senate majority.
Note: This article has been rewritten for clarity and conciseness.