Biden stuck between China hawks, young voters as TikTok pressure mounts

March 31, 2023

The White House even sent a letter to at least one of those creators, signed by Biden, expressing gratitude for their work on the platform. Meanwhile, momentum on Capitol Hill is growing for legislation that would give the White House the legal authority to ban TikTok outright. that would give Biden the power to ban TikTok, but would not require him to do so. But Biden faces pressure from his left flank as a growing number of liberal Democrats speak out against a TikTok ban. The White House has regularly tapped TikTok influencers to push the administration’s agenda on issues such as coronavirus vaccine rollout and more.