The widely popular social media app TikTok has hired its own consulting firm, SKDK, as it comes under new scrutiny from lawmakers worried it is a security threat, according to a report in Politico.
SKDK was hired to provide its support to TikTok as lawmakers push bipartisan legislation that could ban or restrict the app.
The firm’s ties to the Biden administration are notable. Anita Dunn, one of the firm’s founders, is a senior adviser to President Biden. Several other officials in the administration have ties to SKDK.
TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. Lawmakers and other officials around the country have expressed concern that the Chinese government could use TikTok to garner information about American citizens.
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