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Rubio Leads GOP Demanding Biden Delete TikTok Account

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Senator Marco Rubio and 14 other Republican members of Congress sent a letter urging President Biden to delete his newly created TikTok account, citing national security concerns with the Chinese-owned platform.

They noted that both Republicans and Democrats, as well as government agencies like the FBI and DoD, have warned about TikTok posing security risks.

“TikTok, a social media app controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, is a national security risk to the United States,” Sen. Rubio said.

The letter asserted that Biden had previously supported legislation banning TikTok from government devices due to privacy issues, and that his use of the app now contradicts past acknowledgment of the threats.

“Republicans and Democrats in Congress, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and President Joe Biden’s White House acknowledge this threat,” the statement added.

“TikTok endangers national security, and this concern is aggravated by the platform’s appeal to young people in the United States,” the letter stated.

They argued the president should not use a platform that government employees are banned from and that his leadership in downloading TikTok makes Americans less safe.

“Over the past several years, officials from both sides of the aisle have cautioned Americans against downloading TikTok and worked to eliminate national security risks posed by the app,” the letter added.

“For example, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray said that TikTok ‘screams out with national security concerns.’ Paul Nakasone, former commander of U.S. Cyber Command and former Director of the National Security Agency, also called TikTok a ‘loaded gun,'” it read.

“We urge you to delete your account and publicly acknowledge the national security threat posed by TikTok,” the letter added.

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