Recently, the House of Representatives held the first in a series of congressional hearings targeting TikTok and the social media giant’s subservience to communist China. That led to some rather interesting admissions, including the fact that engineers in China (and by proxy, the Chinese government) do have access to the personal information of millions and millions of Americans.
Without a good answer for that massive security issue, TikTok’s CEO borrowed a favorite strategy from the left. Namely, he claimed that any criticism of his company and the Chinese government is xenophobia. He also refused to comment on the Uyghur genocide for very obvious reasons.
But the other side of the coin has been Democrats actually defending TikTok. While some have shown a rare sense of bipartisanship in condemning the company, progressive firebrands like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Jamal Bowman have decided to openly simp.
For her part, Ocasio-Cortez put out her “first” TikTok extolling the wonders of the Chinese spy operation.
ICYMI: @AOC has joined tiktok to talk about tiktok — & she’s spot on📲👏pic.twitter.com/QwqsXNWq94
— Annie Wu (all socials: @annie_wu_22) (@Annie_Wu_22) March 25, 2023
A new report is casting doubt on Ocasio-Cortez’s motivation, though. According to Fox News, TikTok’s parent company, Bytedance, gave the Hispanic Congressional Caucus Foundation $150,000 back in December. Guess who happens to sit on the advisory board of that very same foundation? That would be Ocasio-Cortez, who now finds herself using her official position to defend a Chinese company that just so happened to give her caucus foundation a bunch of money. What a coincidence, right?
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 26, 2023
Bowman has similar questions surrounding his vehement support of TikTok being that he is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, which Bytedance has also been bankrolling through its non-profit wing. Many other Democrats also sit on the boards of the two foundations in question.
Apparently, far-left progressives like Ocasio-Cortez are willing to sell Americans’ personal data to China and all it costs is a few million dollars in donations over the last few years. So much for fighting for the little guy. Once again, Democrats have been exposed as being the exact opposite of what they present themselves to be.
Ocasio-Cortez, Bowman, and the rest still defending TikTok are as inside the beltway as it gets. They don’t care about the working class despite their claims otherwise. They care about living the high life. That was made obvious by Ocasio-Cortez’s corruption scandal involving her acceptance of illegal gifts to go to the Met Gala.
The House committee going after TikTok should add these donations to its list of things to investigate. This situation stinks to high heaven, and having congressional members take the side of a proven Chinese spy front should raise everyone’s eyebrows.
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