TikTok Hires Former GOP And Democratic Congressional Staffers To Lobby On US Policy Ahead Of The Election – By Chris White (Daily Caller) / July 10 2020
TikTok has hired several Democratic and Republican operatives to lobby the U.S. governmental amid concerns that the social media platform represents a national security threat.
The company hired several operatives recently to lobby on TikTok’s behalf, including Michael Hacker, who worked as a senior advisor to Democratic House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina, CNBC reported Friday. TikTok hired two executives from the Internet Association as well, according to the report.
TikTok also hired Freddy Barnes, a former longtime staffer for Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, according to Barnes’s LinkedIn page. Derrick Dockery, a former congressional press assistant to former GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, has joined Barnes as one of the company’s lobbyists on governmental affairs.
Continue to article: https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/10/tiktok-lobbyists-china-republicans-democrats/