The “Good Information Foundation” – a project led by a top Obama aide – appears to have been caught offering social media influencers money to post false claims about President Donald Trump and January 6th on the Chinese Communist-owned platform TikTok. The attempted election disinformation campaign including outright falsehoods about the Trump campaign “paying millions” for the 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. A video posted to the CCP-linked TikTok by legal influencer Preston Moore reveals the foundation’s efforts to spread disinformation about the events that transpired on January 6th, in addition to the planning and aftermath. The group behind
Chinese Communist Party-backed social media platform TikTok inserted code into its app to allow for the tracking of users’ activity on external websites, including their keystrokes, according to a stunning new report. The evidence – originally authored by software engineer Felix Krause who shared it with Forbes – also found that TikTok could capture a user’s credit card details, passwords, and other forms of personal information. TikTok retains this tracking capability due to the way it codes websites launched by users on the in-app browser. When people click on TikTok ads or visit links affiliated with a creator’s profile, for
The Democratic National Committee has officially joined TikTok, a controversial social media platform with deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party, despite advising their own campaigns against joining the Chinese-owned app during the 2020 election cycle. “We continue to advise campaign staff to refrain from using TikTok on personal devices. If you are using TikTok for campaign work, we recommend using a separate phone and account,” the DNC security team instructed its candidates two years ago. Despite the warning, the Democratic Party has completed an about-face on the platform, at the same time Washington, D.C. begins to take seriously the
As new calls to ban the China-owned TikTok from American app stores emerge from the Federal Communications Commission, older reasons to ban the app also continue to hold true. The National Pulse has compiled our historical reporting on the subject, below. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr recently called on Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their respective app stores, citing national security and data privacy concerns. Carr described TikTok’s parent company ByteDance as “beholden” to the Chinese government in his letter, noting that, as a result, the app is “required by law to comply with [Chinese government] surveillance
The Chinese Communist Party-linked social media platform TikTok quietly reversed its ban on a radical pro-abortion group using the app to organize protests outside conservative Supreme Court Justices’ homes. The group – Ruth Sent Us – champions a variety of left-wing causes, with its core tenets comprising “Women Deserve Trust; Black Lives Matter; Love Is Love, and No Human Is Illegal.” “Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights. We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics,” explains the group’s website. The group became one of the
Chinese social media platform TikTok is being used by ISIS to recruit followers to carry out terrorist attacks in the West. An investigation by The Sun found “dozens of accounts on the social network, which is popular with children, posting ISIS propaganda and inciting hatred against non-Muslims.” Content included in the videos included calls urging supporters to carry out mass-casualty terrorist attacks over Christmas. One of the videos posted this week urged supporters to launch mass-casualty terrorist attacks in the West during the Christmas holidays. The video features moody background sounds and starts by describing Christmas as “the celebration of the
Hillhouse Capital – a private equity firm funded by America’s top universities and is invested in companies including Zoom and Apple – struck a $1.5 billion deal with a Chinese Communist Party-owned investment fund. Hillhouse Capital partnered with the “wholly state-owned” Hangzhou Capitol on a billion-dollar fund “to invest in sectors including artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and new energy vehicles,” according to Chinese state-run media outlet China Global Television Network (CGTN). Hillhouse Capital, which was funded with $20 million in seed capital from the Yale University Endowment, is reported to be backed by America’s most prestigious universities. Following a Stanford University
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