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Team Biden Is Posting Through the Looming TikTok Ban

Dear reader, I am exhausted. Over the past few days, the House and Senate passed a massive foreign aid package that also forces TikTok to divest from its China-based owner ByteDance and find a new American owner—or else be banned nationwide. President Joe Biden signed that bill into law, and TikTok has threatened to sue the government, calling the law “unconstitutional.”

Weirdly, Biden hasn’t had much to say about it over the past few days. But his campaign is still posting on TikTok anyway.

Let’s talk about it.

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