WHITE HOUSE RECRUITS TIKTOKERS TO HELP WITH UKRAINE WAR INFO
The White House has held hundreds, if not thousands, of important meetings about the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Almost 99.9% of them have been with top-ranked officials in other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries. So, you can imagine how surprised a bunch of TikTokers were when the White House invited them to a meeting about the invasion of Ukraine.
The White House had the briefing with 30 TikTokers over Zoom and it was quite a serious matter.
The Washington Post reports that the call centred around the United States’ involvement in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and was hosted by White House press secretary Jen Psaki and special advisor for communications at the White House, National Security Council Matt Miller.
One of the TikTokers on the call was Jules Suzdaltsev, a Ukrainian-born creator who’s in charge of the TikTok news account Good Morning, Bad News. He praised the briefing as a positive step in recognising the app’s influence and creator’s ability to connect with a broad audience, reports Business Insider.
“It gets such a wide reach, especially among young people who are interested in news.”
This isn’t the first time that the White House makes use of the social media app for important national matters. To create awareness around the importance of getting vaccinated against Covid-19 last year, the White House went straight to the creators of the app to help spread the word.
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