Trump joins TikTok after trying to ban it and quickly gains 3 million followers

Four years after unsuccessfully trying to ban TikTok while president, Donald Trump joined the Chinese social media platform this weekend, amassing 3 million followers in less than 24 hours.

In 2020, Trump attempted to shut down the platform in the United States by executive order, a move that was later blocked by a federal court. President Joe Biden recently signed a lease that gives ByteDance, TikTok’s Chinese parent company, nine months to sell the app or face a ban in the United States. ByteDance is challenging the law in court.

Trump’s first post on the platform was a montage of him attending a UFC match in New Jersey over the weekend. As of this writing, the post has been viewed more than 56 million times.

Biden joined TikTok in February and has around 340,000 followers. His first message on the application was viewed 10 million times.

The Republican presidential candidate was convicted Friday of 34 counts related to falsifying business records to conceal secret payments to a porn star in the days leading up to the 2016 election.

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News Source : deadline.com

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