On July 27, the British Parliament announced on Twitter that the first video had been released on TikTok
However, less than two days after the video was released, a group of senior British Conservative MPs, including Tugendhat, Duncan Smith, and Ghani, wrote a letter to the upper and lower speakers to protest, asking the parliament to immediately cancel the account, “until it is ensured that there is no data or anything. can be transferred to China”.
“(Registering a TikTok account) is an attempt to reach out to young audiences and let them understand the work of parliament. On the existing social media in parliament, young people are not very active.” The speakers of the upper and lower parliaments said that in view of the members’ interest in setting up TikTok account, the council will close the account. At present, the account has been set as a private account.
The official TikTok account of the British Parliament has been set as a private account
Seeing that the goal was successful, Duncan Smith and others further urged, saying that “all members of Congress and official government agencies should immediately cancel their TikTok accounts.”
The “Guardian” said that many MPs use TikTok to interact with young groups, such as Culture Secretary Dorries, Transport Secretary Shapps, and many Conservative and Labour MPs are very active on TikTok.
In addition, in October last year, British Prime Minister Johnson also created the official TikTok account of the British government, and about 300,000 people follow this account. Five days ago, the account also posted a hilarious video predicting who would be the next prime minister.
The official TikTok account of the UK government, “10 Downing Street”
In the face of the so-called “TikTok is very dangerous” statement, a British government spokesman said that “all arrangements will be taken seriously”. However, according to the “Guardian”, sources said that the government’s current reservations about TikTok accounts are not due to concerns about TikTok’s security, but are related to the boycott and pressure of “China hawks” lawmakers.