Biden campaign joins TikTok despite administration’s past security concerns

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign released it first-ever TikTok on Sunday, during the Super Bowl, announcing it had joined the enormously popular app with a video featuring Biden — despite widespread data-security concerns in Washington over TikTok’s Beijing-based parent company.

In a 30-second video captioned “lol hey guys,” Biden was given a series of “this-or-that” prompts related to the Super Bowl, including “Chiefs or 49ers” and “Jason or Travis Kelce” (“Mama Kelce,” he said) before the final prompt: “Trump or Biden?”

“Are you kidding? Biden,” the president replied with a smile.

The video had garnered nearly 5 million views by Monday at noon, which the campaign touted in explaining the decision to launch an account.